During National Science and Engineering Week, 18-22 March, students and staff from Millais School are involving the Horsham community in science activities and discussions to promote the wonders of science.
A group of enthusiastic and budding scientists from years 7 and 10 will be operating from outside Superdrug in Swan Walk in the centre of Horsham. They will run simple, safe, hands-on experiments, invite the public to watch and take part and explain the science behind the magic.
The Director of learning for Science, Pauline Henshall, said: “Our aim is to engage the public in science in a lively way and to develop the confidence of our students who are the potential scientists of the future.”
She continued: “We will be raising awareness of National Science Week at school, too, by running special activities in Science lessons for Y7, by holding a Y7 pupil/parent balloon bursting competition, by inviting a Stem ambassador to lead our Science Club and by celebrating Science in assemblies with Joe Brock, the Head of Science at Collyer’s.
“However, our highlight event is in Swan Walk involving our local community and enabling them to see the relevance and fun of science.
“The team of students from Millais will be inside Swan Walk from 12.30pm -2pm during the week beginning March 18, except for the Tuesday, and are very much looking forward to meeting with the public and sharing their experiences of science.
“We are very grateful for the support of the Swan Walk management company in this exciting venture.”
Gill Buchanan, Swan Walk Centre Manager, said: “We are delighted to be hosting such an interesting and dynamic event and to be supporting local students.
“Community engagement and the support of local young people in particular are very important to us and we hope that our shoppers will learn from and enjoy the event.”