Hackney Community College

Bringing young women into the sciences


This project aims to remove the barriers that stop girls from entering the science profession. Simple but carefully implemented tactics demystified science and emphasised the special role women can play in it. With an increase from 1 to 100 students in 5 years, the programme shows how readily it can be done, even in a traditionally ‘non-academic” school in one of the poorest boroughs in England.