The Salters' Institute are asking teachers to nominate their science technicians for recognition in a national award

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Established in 2002, The Salters' National Award for Science Technicians aims to 'publically acknowledge the immense contribution that technicians make to the well-being and success of schools and colleges'. The institute hopes that the awards will 'heighten the awareness of the importance of science technicians to education in this country.'

The awards are open to technicians who work in schools with students up to 18 years old and who have five or more years' experience. Nominations are made via the Salters' website. The deadline for entries is 1 March.