VENUE: Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway
Thanks to support from the Welsh Government and funding from the British Science Association the Talyllyn Railway will be running an exciting and inspiring National Science and Engineering event for students aged 7-9 along with their teachers. The Schools Discovery Day will include a special train journey along the Talyllyn Railway and science and engineering activities at Wharf station.
On Friday 22nd March 2013 the Talyllyn Railway and the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum opened their doors to around 60 pupils, aged 7-9, from a local Primary school. The students and their teachers took part in a day of invention and discovery as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
The students got to find out about the science and engineering behind the railway as they were challenged to work individually and in teams to build balloon powered vehicles, weld chocolate structures and invent a new coaling system for use at Wharf station, along with other hands-on activities. They also got to experience what it is like to work on the railway when they helped get their train from Wharf station to Abergynolwyn and back again.
VENUE: The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and the Talyllyn Railway
As part of National Science and Engineering Week the Talyllyn Railway and the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum held a competition to see what people could invent to help coal the railway's engines at Tywyn Wharf station.
The judging panel were very impressed with both the engineering and creativity that the entries displayed. The winning entries, along with the runners up and those which were highly commended, are now on display in the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn, Gwynedd.
VENUE: Uttoxeter Racecourse
TeenTech events are highly interactive experiences designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about careers in the contemporary world of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each TeenTech event gives Y8/ Y9 students and teachers the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, to handle leading edge technology and, most importantly to spend time with the Engineers, Technologists and Scientists influencing their 21st century lives.
As part of my role as the Shropshire Area School Liaison Officer for the Institution of Engineering and Technology I am organising and facilitating a 'Challenge Zone' activity at TeenTech Staffordshire. Students will be introduced to the engineering challenge and will have twenty minutes to complete the hands-on activity.
VENUE: Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
This Autumn Manchester Science Festival returns for the 6th year. The Festival is an annual nine-day, multi-venue festival that engages and inspires people with science, building their confidence in exploring and questioning science in the most creative ways possible.
The Festival's playful and imaginative programme invites visitors to immerse themselves in science, ideas and innovation. Events take place in cultural and unusual venues around the city, in Salford, Bolton and across Greater Manchester.
I am very excited about volunteering at the Festival!
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