8th March 2006

 

EUREKA! IT’S NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

 

School children in Lincolnshire will be given an insight into the fascinating world of forensic science as part of National Science Week which starts on Friday 10th March.

 

Staff and students from the University of Lincoln will be running science activity days throughout the week at King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth, St Bede’s Catholic Science College in Boston and Riseholme Park Campus.

 

Children participating in the events will be able to learn about Forensic, Sports and Animal Science as well as Conservation Restoration and Psychology.

 

The events have been organised to celebrate National Science Week (10-19th March). Co-ordinated by the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) the week is aimed at highlighting the importance of science and the impact it has on our everyday lives.

 

On Tuesday 14th March Year 10 pupils at King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth will be taking part in an afternoon of activities from 1pm till 3.30 pm. This will be followed by an evening event for Year 7 pupils and parents to find out what their children have learnt.

 

This event has been funded by the BA and organised in conjunction with the Coastal Academy, established by Lincolnshire County Council to increase rates of progression into higher education from schools which have traditionally had low rates of progression. 

 

On Wednesday 15th March from 10am till 2pm children from the Minster School in Lincoln, Banovallum School in Horncastle, St Bede's Catholic Science College in Boston and St Peter and St Paul Catholic High School in Lincoln will be participating in a ‘Science in Action Day’ at Riseholme Park.

 

And on Thursday the university’s Forensic Science team are going to St Bede's in Boston to participate in their school science day. 

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer (01522) 886244.

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