WINCHESTER’S Intech Science Centre has welcomed a cash grant.

National education charity the Ernest Cook Trust has awarded £7,400 grant to the science centre.

A spokesman said the funds will help “bring science to life for schoolchildren”, part-funding a new Outdoor Learning Zone.

The Ernest Cook Trust owns and manages 22,000 acres of landed estates across five English counties, and helps children to learn from the land through a range of educational programmes.

Its Trustees also distribute £1.8m a year in educational grants to benefit children and young people.