British Science Week Wows

Thursday 21st March 2019

We’re celebrating our biggest British Science Week tour ever! Eight members of our schools outreach team have been out and about across the region to deliver hands-on activities in 35 schools – that’s an amazing total of 70 workshops, shows and science-themed assemblies. Even more amazing is that they have reached over 2000 young people in that time and hopefully inspired a few to become scientists, engineers or even astronauts in the future.

British Science Week, which ran from 8-17th March this year, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and features events across the UK and online, including a virtual Run with the Ancestors game, and the opportunity to become a citizen scientist as part of Operation Weather Rescue.

During our tour around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, we presented Science of Magic shows, Science of Sound workshops plus a whole range of activities themed around topics like forces, invention and computer coding. Moreover, it looks like our visits went down well, with lots of schools posting photos and feedback on Twitter:

Great crowd today at Eynsham Primary for Ian’s Inventing Isobel show! #rednoseday AND #BSW2019

“We have had a fab Science day with perfectly pitched, engaging shows.”

“As science week comes to an end, I can honestly say, I have had one of the best weeks ever” 

Andy Kensley, our Head of Education, says, “This year we have been busier than ever before in terms of school outreach bookings and the interest in our programme for British Science Week perfectly demonstrates that increase in demand. It’s really exciting that so many schools want to take part.” He added, “ It’s been a very busy time but the team is amazing and have done an excellent job!”

Of course, we don’t just visit schools for British Science Week. We deliver shows and workshops to schools throughout the year so if you’d like a visit from our very special team, visit here.


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