15th October 2004

 

PRACTICAL SCIENCE DAY FOR LINCOLNSHIRE SCHOOLS

 

Forensic fingerprinting, Electronic Facial Identification Technique (E-FIT), animal heartbeat examination and golf-swing measurability are just some of the events that Lincolnshire school children will be trying their hands at next month.

 

Around 100 school pupils will be attending a special science day on Wednesday 3rd November which will include demonstrations from available courses at the University of Lincoln.

 

Pupils from Birkbeck School in North Somercotes and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and the John Spendluffe School in Alford will take part in a collection of interactive workshops.

 

Activities related to sports, animal and forensic science will be available for the students to try, and the workshops will encompass a selection of interesting practical sessions.

 

The initiative was kick-started by Merilyn Comber of Lincolnshire County Council, who works with the Coastal Academy schools.

 

The Coastal Academy is a Lincolnshire County Council project linking schools to enhance skills and learning opportunities in the coastal region of the county.

 

The workshops are in two sessions: 12.30pm till 3.30pm for year 10 students and 5.30pm till 7.30pm for year seven students and parents.

 

The day will be held in the sports hall of the King Edward VI School in Louth on Wednesday 3rd November.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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