MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Children Get To Grips With Science
across Coventry are celebrating National Science Week in style
with a range of activities across the city.
aim of the week of events is to promote science to the population
at large with over 4,000 activities planned nationally.
Coventry the activities are being brought into the classroom to
demonstrate how important science is to our daily lives in a way
that is accessible, fun and innovative.
Sainsbury, the Minister for Science, said of the week:
continued success in science is dependent on convincing young
people about the exciting opportunities that science offers
them, and on winning public support.
is where National Science Week plays such an important
George Duggins, cabinet member (Education and Library Service)
Week gives youngsters the opportunity to have fun and learn at
the same time.
sessions will explore the "magic" of science and allow
the children to try real hands-on experiments. We may have some
budding scientists in our schools just waiting to be
in the city include:
from Brandon Marsh are working with children in two schools to
explore the potential of their school grounds.
actors from the "Living History of Science" will
take on the role of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday and
perform in front of audiences in 12 different schools.
from 10 schools will take tours of the solar system in a
another six schools children will be investigating the science
involved in blowing bubbles.
Jenkins from Stratford Butterfly Farm is bringing a selection
of mini beasts into two schools.