New scientific vision for pupils

SCIENCE is opening up new windows at a Holbrook school.The Royal Hospital School (RHS) is the proud owner of a stunning stained glass window in the image of the periodic table.

SCIENCE is opening up new windows at a Holbrook school.

The Royal Hospital School (RHS) is the proud owner of a stunning stained glass window in the image of the periodic table.

The feature has not only livened up the corridor to the chemistry laboratories but has also helped raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Staff and past pupils were invited to sponsor the window and £500 spare cash is being donated to the charity in memory of former housemaster and chemistry teacher Paul Steer, who died of cancer aged 43.

Paul Mussett, RHS's head of science, said of the 2m by 1m work of art: "It was a joint idea within the department. It was a way to brighten up our science corridor and give it a distinct chemistry flavour.

"The new window is an attractive amalgamation of art and science and has so far generated a fair amount of interest from the pupils.

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"It will further their appreciation of chemistry."

Danielle Hopkinson and Ian Davies of The Stained Glass Studio in Ipswich created the window which will be unveiled on Saturday (March 8) by Mr Steer's widow, Suzanne.

The periodic table charts chemical elements in order.

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