Joel's Science Lesson

by Jennie Kozlowski
@efc_JennieK

Joel Robles made an appearance at Liverpool John Moores University's IM Marsh Campus on Monday to take part in a biology lesson with students from Everton Free School.

The group of students are currently studying for their GCSE Science A qualification and Everton goalkeeper Joel helped them with their practical investigation, which concentrated on how different light intensities affect the rate of photosynthesis in pondweed.

Joel spent over an hour at the campus after completing his training session with the first-team at Finch Farm earlier in the morning.

“Today has been a very good visit for me, I was interested in the experiment and the detail behind it," said Joel after successfully completing his science investigation. 

“It’s great that Everton in the Community are involved in schemes such as Everton Free School and helping people who need that little bit of extra help, whether that be in society or in education like these students today. 

“It’s been good to come and meet these young people who are working so hard on a daily basis to better themselves like I’ve seen today.”

Launched in September 2012 by Everton in the Community, Everton Free School caters for young people aged 14-19 and offers and alternative education pathway to those who have become detached from traditional learning.

The Club’s official charity created history when it was the first Club community scheme in the country to be awarded funding by the Government to open a Free School, a ground-breaking initiative for young people across Merseyside.

Everton Free School has been delivering all of its Science practical lessons at LJMU since the School first opened and is greatly supported by the Science staff and technicians.

The School also works closely with the Faculty of Education, Health and Community and takes on a number of PCGE students who act as a Partnership Trainees on formal placements as part of their training.

For more information about Everton Free School visit www.evertonfreeschool.com.

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