50 student volunteers engaged over 140 pupils from 5 different schools in a series of events celebrating National Science & Engineering Week.
Central Lancaster High School, Colne Park High School, Torrisholme Primary School, Ellel St John’s Primary School and Thurnham Glasson Dock Primary School were all involved in science experiments and demonstrations on and off campus.
The variety of science on show was fantastic. Tuesday saw children at Ellel St John’s Primary launching rockets hundreds of metres in the air and measuring the friction of jelly while Wednesday witnessed pupils from Park High School freezing balloons in liquid nitrogen and defying gravity with balls that roll up hill not down!
The children really loved it and it has really fired their interest in Science!
Deborah Padfield, Ellel St John’s Primary School
These events were delivered by student volunteers from LUSU involve at Lancaster University. LUSU involve has so far this year involved 620 students in volunteering with 8900 pupils from 59 schools. All of the events were part of National Science & Engineering Week organised by the British Science Association that sees over 4,500 events and activities attended by 1.7 million each year. They were all delivered by students from LUSU involve.
Thanks go to the volunteers who delivered the events and teachers who brought pupils to Lancaster University but particular mention should go to lecturers Nick Chappell (Lancaster Environment Centre), Paul Coulton (Schools of Computing and Communications) and Phil Furneaux (Physics) for their time and effort in delivering activities on the activity days and their generosity in allowing the pupils to enter their laboratories.