CRGS Science Festival 2016

CRGS Science Festival 2016

At Colchester Royal Grammar School, we are organising a Science Festival to coincide with British Science Week. This will take place on...

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At Colchester Royal Grammar School, we are organising a Science Festival to coincide with British Science Week. This will take place on Saturday 18th March 2017.

We are aiming to attract the wider Colchester community, of all ages and backgrounds, to be inspired by the wonders of Science. This is an opportunity to highlight the importance of science in our everyday lives, and to inspire the next generation of budding scientists! We want this to be accessible to everyone, therefore do not want to charge for access to all events in order to cover our costs. Therefore we are looking to raise money to fund all of our external providers. To secure these exceptional workshops, we need to raise this money in a short space of time.

This includes: 
- Liquid Nitrogen demonstrations
- Workshops with Colchester Zoo
- Bike-powered smoothies + health/nutrition workshops
- Lectures from Essex University on Maths, Engineering, and Human/Health science
- Planetarium
- Car and technology display
-Robotics
-Ugly animal roadshow (guest lecture)
- Pop-up Science bookshop
-Interactive forensics lab
- Photography competition for all visitors
- Science (STEM) careers fair

Personally, it is incredibly important to me to provide opportunities for both girls, and young people from less affluent backgrounds to pursue education in Science. I hope that through outreach events such as this, I will get closer to achieving this goal!