RAS 200: Sky & Earth is an outreach programme that is considerably more than the sum of its parts. And the next step, reports Sue Bowler, is for more RAS Fellows to get involved.
In September 2018, representatives of most of the partner organizations being funded by RAS200 came to Burlington House to meet each other and members of the RAS 200 committee and staff.
Steve Miller, RAS 200 chair, congratulated the new partner organizations from the second tranche of funding: Bounce Back; National University of Ireland, Galway; Girlguiding; and Truro High School. “It was a very competitive process,” he said “and the winners are all fantastic projects.”
And they are already making a difference. “I’ve been lucky enough to work with groups from the Prince’s Trust,” said RAS Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer Sheila Kanani. “The effect that the RAS 200 projects are having on their lives is profound. I know we’re not changing the world on a grand scale, but I do think we’re changing lives.”
One aim of this meeting was to reinforce the RAS 200 community, and build links between projects and with RAS Fellows. “I’m keeping a wish-list of Fellows and skills wanted, so do let me know what you need,” said Kanani to the RAS 200 group representatives. “But do also be proactive and think about what your local universities could do for you. Bounce Back is already approaching London universities and we have Fellows all over the country who could help.”
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