Johnson Matthey's Royston site has launched a programme to educate school children on the benefits of studying science, technology, engineering and maths


Johnson Matthey's Royston site has launched a Children Challenging Industry (CCI) programme that aims to educate school children on the benefits of studying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and pursuing a career in Science.

Community investment

Last year the Royston site was keen to extend its community engagement plan and wanted to establish a local educational programme. Since then a Royston based CCI programme has been launched, which introduces 9–11 year olds to science and industry.

Royston has now hired a part-time teacher to work with the surrounding schools on engaging science lessons, which are then followed by a site visit to the Royston Fastcat plant and Emission Control Technology Centre.

Deborah McGarrity who coordinates the programme explains: "The children are able to see their science lessons (three sessions taught by a science teacher who is sponsored by Johnson Matthey) brought to life in a real manufacturing work place."

"The children are able to see their science lessons brought to life in a real manufacturing work place."