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Science Festival finale is magic at Centenary Square
Bradford Science Festival continued yesterday with more sessions designed to inspire youngsters to pursue an interest in science, engineering and technology taking place at the city’s university.
More than 2,500 children have so far attended the festival’s biggest venue over the three days of school-based activities, attending workshops based on a ‘magic of science’ theme.
The festival concludes tomorrow, and alongside the main celebration event in Centenary Square, hosted by British Gas, the University will be staging a Magical Science Saturday, an interactive day that promises fun for all the family.
All areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) will be covered tomorrow, providing an exciting and stimulating day of experiments and demonstrations, robot challenges and rocket fun.
There will also be the opportunity to take a tour around two new facilities at the university, the STEM Centre and the Simulation Suite, where people can delve into the human body to search for individual organs, muscles and bones.
Festival director Holly Macgregor said: “The family day aims to show people how science is involved in everyday life. It’s about turning them on to the subject and getting them excited about it. There is so much on offer that there’s definitely something for everyone, including a robot who can solve a Rubix Cube!”
Richard Ashworth, a colour experience manager, has been running a workshop called Get Up And Glow at the festival based on the science of glowsticks.
He said: “I talk about using light as a source of energy, and try to make it a memorable learning experience for the children. All of them have been really interested in the experiments, and the kind of careers following a scientific path can lead to.”
For details of the full programme, visit bradfordsciencefestival.co.uk.