On Friday 30th June a selection of year 7 and 8 pupils from South Shore Academy attended the Lancashire Science Festival at UCLan in Preston.
They took part in sessions including species adaptations using Minecraft, walking the plank in virtual reality and using 3D printers. Pupils then attended a showcase about how fireworks are produced and finally they were treated to a lecture about climbing Everest from Greg Foot.
Edel Bean, second in science at South Shore Academy said that ‘It is important for our pupils to experience science outside the classroom and in different contexts. It enthuses them and allows them to think about the breadth of science outside of the classroom. All of our pupils are encouraged through events such as these to begin to think about possible career ambitions and courses at college or university.’