Inspiring Young Scientists

To help inspire the next generations of scientists, the IFR offers schools and school students a number of opportunities and resources including work experience, visits, workshops and mentoring.

Inside Science

Inside Science Inside Science is a 3 day workshop for enthusiastic students in years 11-13.

The IFR and other institutes on the Norwich Research Park invite students from around the region to spend 3 days on an intensive workshop. This gives the students the chance to hear first-hand about our research and working in science from PhD students, post-docs and researchers.

Further information about 'Inside Science'

Year 10 Science Camp

The Year 10 Science Camp provides a unique inspirational insight into life as a scientist at the Norwich Research Park. Science Camp offers a mixture of group practical and academic activities in addition to two days of work placements in our laboratories. Find more details about the  Year 10 Science Camp held at the John Innes Centre

Teacher Scientist Network (TSN)

IFR scientists contribute to school science programmes through the Teacher-Scientist Network that links scientists with schools through teacher-scientist partnerships and supporting kits and activities.

SAW Trust

IFR scientists and students have participated in a range of projects and worked with local schools through the Science, Art and Writing (SAW) trust, which sees art and science collaborate to enhance the learning experience.

Sixth Form Summer Research Opportunities

Each year, IFR hosts Nuffield Foundation scholars, undertaking research projects during their A level studies. For further information contact


The IFR has, working with a number of partners, produced a number of educational resources that explore issues around the food we eat and how it affects our health. 

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