Once again their Chemistry at Work event was a great success. Mr. Row, the Head Teacher, came to see the demonstrations and spoke very positively about this now annual event. This year we had some demonstrators new to Chemistry at Work: Lucy Harman a Chemical Engineer who graduated in July and fascinated them with her subject, and its career opportunities, plus Simon Dudley, from Transport for Bucks, who is familiar with instructing young people and gave them practical opportunities to learn about some of the chemistry behind road construction and winter maintenance. The school have booked the event again for November 2015.
Once again, this event was a great success and the schools are all hoping to be able to bring their Year 6 pupils again next year. We had a total of 36 demonstrations running over the three days and over 600 pupils took part. As usual, their enthusiasm and good questions impressed the demonstrators.
The dates for this Year 6 event Next Year are:
Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2015.
Junior and Middle Schools are booking in their groups at the annual REAL SCIENCE event for Year Six pupils running at the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre in Bradwell Abbey from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd October and most of the 36 spaces have now been taken.
Pupils arrive at 09.45 in group of 15 to 20, accompanied by their teachers. Each group takes part in eight of the many demonstrations, given by experts and experienced demonstrators, and the day finishes at 15.00.
The event is open to all schools able to bring their students and there is a modest entry charge heavily subsidised by the Royal Society of Chemistry. A programme from last year shows the typical types of demonstrations on offer.
For the last two years the event has been considerably oversubscribed so schools interested in bringing students should contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.