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Hundreds get hands on with science

Published on 14/03/19

Hundreds of families got hands on with science at a special event run by Sir Isaac students this weekend.

The Inspired Science day saw children and parents explore a range of experiments including finding out how plants grow in space, making hovercrafts from CDs, and exploring the universe through virtual reality goggles.

Families also took advantage of the former fire station's large atrium with a parachute drop competition.

The activities were devised and supported by students from Sir Isaac, the Hewett Academy, and Jane Austen College.

The day featured a series of packed shows from popular science presenter Dr Ken Farquhar, and visiting scientists from the John Innes Centre explaining their groundbreaking work.

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form director of science Jess Gopee said: “We had people waiting for us to open and the whole day was extremely busy.

"Our STEM club have been busy planning these events for some time and it has been great to share our passion for science with so many Norwich families.”

The event was part of British Science Week, a nationwide ten-day celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths), that runs until March 18.