KSP ONCE AGAIN SHOWING LOCAL CHILDREN THAT SCIENCE IS FUN

Laughing-ChildKent Science Park is again teaming up with The Science Museum to encourage primary school age children throughout Swale to get excited about science during National Science and Engineering Week, from the 15th to 24th March.

Kent Science Park is sending out ‘Science is Fun’ activity sheets for participating schools to distribute amongst their pupils. Completed sheets will be entered into a prize draw and 50 winning entries will be selected. The winning children will each receive an exciting science kit at a prize giving party held at the Kent Science Resource Centre on the park.

Floating-bubblesThere is also a bonus prize that will give four lucky schools the opportunity to take part in a fantastic experience for up to 30 of their pupils. Hosted by the Science Museum’s wonderfully entertaining outreach team on the 4th July at the Park, the day will feature a number of inspiring experiments to show children the wonders that science can hold.

James Speck, Site Director at Kent Science Park, commented:

“This will be the third year we have held the Science is Fun competition and activity day. For me, the best part of the experience is to see the looks of inspiration and fascination on the children’s faces whilst the Science Museum team puts on their show. The government is continuing to invest in science when cuts are being made elsewhere, so they can clearly see that science is one of the keys to the future of the UK. Because of this, we feel it is more important than ever to get children inspired.”

Tracey Morgan from the Science Museum’s Outreach Team, added:

“The Science Museum’s Outreach and Resources team is delighted to be invited back to the Kent Science Park, for a 3rd year running. In partnership with Kent Science Park, the Outreach and Resources team will be performing engaging science shows for the Swale community, in the hope to inspire and enthuse young people in science.”

To see the prizes available, please view the Science_is_Fun_Prizes_2013 PDF. Full terms and conditions of the competition can be found on www.kentsciencepark.co.uk or by calling Jen Francis on 01795 506 321.

 

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