7th Mar, 2021

Budding scientists and engineers enjoy fun activities at Avoncroft Museum

Lorna Morris 10th Mar, 2018

BUDDING scientists and engineers paid a visit to Avoncroft Museum over half term to take part in a number of fun and informative activities.

‘Engineering Science’ saw young visitors aged five and above invent, build and experiment specially designed indoor science and engineering workshops supplied by Cheltenham Science Group.

These included a K’nex building challenge, a vertical wind tunnel, maths and logic puzzles, and a range of experiments and equipment for the young scientists to get their hands on.

There was also a free Science Discovery trail around the museum grounds, provided by Cheltenham Science Festival and the BBC focus magazine.

In addition to the workshop activities, Avoncroft Museum hosted a surprise ‘star’ attraction, which was an inflatable planetarium supplied by Keele University.

The university showed a film called We Are Aliens! which explored the reality of searching for life on other planets, from an astrobiology perspective.

Lucy Lewis, head of engagement, said: “It was a fantastic event and we have had some really positive feedback.

“The event not only attracted both boys and girls to take part in the activities but also parents who said how nice it was to be able to join in as a family.

“We couldn’t have done the event without the STEM Ambassador Hub and the volunteers who offered their time to help out.”

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