28th February 2002




A unique event for National Science Week will combine timber technology, construction and forensic science when almost 150 Lincolnshire schoolchildren visit Lincoln Cathedral next month.


Science and Technology in Action will give year 10 pupils from nine schools across the county an insight into the history, construction and maintenance of the cathedral.


Hands-on science activities at the event on Wednesday 13th March will cover the materials in use at the cathedral – timber, stone and glass – and will range from a roof tour and a stained glass demonstration to timber technology and a forensic science footprinting demonstration.


The event is being staged as a partnership between Lincoln Cathedral, Lindum Construction and the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture (University of Lincoln) and has been funded by the Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership (SETPOINT).


Schools taking part in the science event are: Ancaster High School (Lincoln), George Farmer School (Holbeach), Gleed Girls’ School (Spalding), Lincoln Minster School, St Bede's School (Scunthorpe), St George's College of Technology (Sleaford), St Hugh's High School (Grantham), The Priory LSST (Lincoln) and William Lovell School (Stickney).


“The participating schools will come together for their year 10 pupils to get hands-on experience in activities based around the construction materials in the cathedral,” said John Trigg, education liaison officer at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.


“All the pupils who take part will get a certificate at the end of the day and we will also be staging a quiz with a tower tour of Lincoln Cathedral as first prize.”


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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