Cheryl: We have a large prep room with shelving to store equipment and good size chemical cupboard. We keep some practicals already made up in Gratnells trays/ boxes and use trolleys to wheel practicals to and from the prep room to the classrooms.
Emma: Bright, organised and clean with a bit of crazy 🤪 in the mix!
Emma: The chemical store.
Cheryl: Our prep room door is always nicely decorated with inspiring displays for our students including scientist of the week and cool careers in science.
Cheryl: Gratnells racks to store trays in with prepared practicals would be amazing! An industrial dishwasher! We would also love a circuit trolley…
Emma: We really could do with some more shelving…
Cheryl: A circuit trolley or class sets of everything to make life a bit easier when turning equipment over.
Emma: Oh I do dream of a colour coordinated wall of Gratnell trays……
Emma: Make it your own and be super organised. You need to know where everything is in 0.01 of a second when someone comes screaming in for the glass thistle funnel!
Cheryl: We also ask the teachers for a requisition sheet for practicals a week in advance so we are always preparing a week ahead this works really well for us! A prep room inventory of where everything lives is also really useful to have.
Thanks Emma and Cheryl, for sharing with us your amazing prep room, tips and set up – a LaBLiFe lab coat patch is on its way!
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