The Glass in Society Project

The Glass in Society project began in 1990 with a grant to Wath-upon-Dearne Comprehensive School, Rotherham. Pupils undertook a project with a wide-ranging brief, which included subjects such as the history of glass, glass manufacture, glass blowing and even the physics of the material. Subsequent funding has made it possible for the benefits to be incorporated into the National Curriculum.

Glass in Society allows students to earn a Crest Award, which is a national accreditation scheme designed to recognise achievement in science and technology. The project also received support from the Standing Conference on Schools’ Science and Technology, whose aim is to excite young people about science and technology, industry and engineering.

Over the years schools and colleges from London to Plymouth and the West Midlands have taken part in the initiative and provided enjoyment and a valuable learning experience for all the students involved.

The amount of financial assistance that we can give to this scheme means that it can only ever assist a small number of schools. However, thanks to support from other charitable trusts we are able to achieve much wider coverage across the country.