8th November 2021 — Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, visited Lady Eleanor Holles to undertake a tour of some of the many STEM research and enrichment activities being undertaken by students.
Her itinerary started with talking to students about their preparations for the Maths Olympiad for Girls.
She then moved to the DT Workshop to see the environmental sensors that have been built as part of a partnership project with the Royal Society and Kings College London.
In the grounds she inspected the site prepared for installation of a sensor array.
Back in the lab, Munira received presentations that outlined the school's Window to the Stars project (with Surrey University); original projects such as Composting, Dementia Support, and Whipworm Genomics; Muon detection (with Queen Mary University London); Vertigo2 accelerometers (with the Institute for Research in Schools); Cubes in Space (in association with NASA) and many others.
She also received a special presentation from Abi (U5), who became the youngest person to ever operate the Natural History Museum’s prized Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) remotely.