5th February 2003

 

STUDENTS SAMPLE THE SCIENCES 

 

Pupils from around Lincolnshire will attend the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme campus next month to sample the sciences as part of National Science Week (7th to 16th March).

 

Over 100 year 10 pupils from seven schools across Lincolnshire have signed up for the day with more waiting in the wings.

 

The event – which takes place on Wednesday 12th March – will introduce pupils to various areas of science including forensic investigation, psychology, heritage investigation, health and the biological sciences. 

 

Pupils will also be given a guided tour of the new Rural Science Centre at Riseholme Park which was opened last month by Animal Welfare Minister Elliot Morley MP.

 

“This is the first time we have run the event at the university,” said Emma Godsall, event organiser. “It’s a really good opportunity for the pupils to see the various applications of science and the many options available to them.

 

“We have received a lot of support from the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership who conducted our mailshot and the Lincolnshire and Rutland SETPOINT who kindly donated £1,000 towards the event.”

 

National Science Week aims to celebrate science and its importance. Students from across the UK have the opportunity to participate in science activities and experiments and engage in science discussions in their local area.

 

Last year over 2,500 science, engineering and technology events took place across the country involving over 1.4 million people.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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Schools involved are: George Farmer – Holbeach, Gleed Girls – Spalding, Robert Pattinson – North Hykeham, Thomas Cowley High School – Spalding, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford, Peele School – Long Sutton, Aveland High School, Billingborough.