Baylab’s Design a Lab Coat competition winners
Baylab UK, who launched the competition as part of British Science week back in March, have been completely overwhelmed by the engagement and wonderful designs from the students.
Having received over 20,000 entries from over 130 schools across the UK, our winners now have their life size designs and prizes after presentations for all three age catagories and a surprise visit to present the awards from our Baylab Manager and Scientist, Emma Schierbaum.
When the competition launched, students were asked to design a science lab coat which illustrated ‘what science means to them’ for their chance to win a full set of Bayer lab coats for their science classes.
The competition was set into three catogories – infants, juniors and seniors.
Baylab UK Manager, Emma Schierbaum, who developed the resources and workshops for teachers said: “It has been incredible to see all the students’ designs and so many of them! At Baylab, we want to inspire a passion for science in young people and from the competition response; the designs have certainly demonstrated this. We’ve been overwhelmed by the creativity and talent for all the entries and now have a gallery in the the lab for all to see.”
In one year, the Baylab has had over 3000 young people pass through its doors; nearly half of these attend school in the local Reading area In addition to this, Baylab has engaged over 20,000 students through its resources and increased the levels of inspiration towards science consistently via their delivery of over 200 workshops.
On average, students that visit the Baylab with a 'low' interest in science go up by 5.1 points out of 10 after experiencing what the Baylab has to offer. They also score the teaching they have received at a 9/10 and rate their enjoyment at a 9.3/10.
Bayer is using its platform as Life Sciences Company to waken an interest in science among young people and strengthen STEM education in the local area and beyond.