Highland Newton Room Network

Newton Rooms are designed to promote in-depth learning experiences for young people. The curriculum-based programme of activities is designed to deliver positive, eye-opening experiences for young people, allowing them to develop interest and understanding through practical activities, as well as theory.

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What can I learn about with the Science Skills Academy?

Find out more about Newton Modules. The curriculum-based teaching is varied. Learning is delivered through practical activities, and there's a focus on career opportunities within our region. 

Our modules


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How do I book a Newton Room?

If you're a teacher and would like to book a Newton Room, you can explore the calendar available on your local Newton Room page to find out what's available. When you've identified the activity of your choice, please choose two preferable dates and email us. Please include the name of your school and the year of the group that will be attending.  

What does it cost? 

Newton rooms are free to attend. 

What do we need to bring?

Pupils will need to bring a packed lunch. 

Are transport costs included? 

We have some funding available to contribute towards transportation costs depending on the distance travelled as follows: 

  • Less than three miles - no financial contribution
  • Between three and 20 miles - £75 contribution 
  • Greater than 21 miles - £100 contribution 
By bringing what pupils learn in the classroom into a practical scenario, it gives them the opportunity to experience how it could become a career for them in the future.
April Conroy, Science Skills Academy STEM Engagement Manager
Primary pupils experimenting with the science skills academy

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