Rochdale Science Extravaganza 2020

15 March 2020

Rochdale Science Extravaganza 2020

Thanks to the British Science Association, Rochdale Borough Council and Wardleworth Community Centre's Learning Club, the Rochdale Science Initiative C.I.C's Science Extravaganza was held at the Castlemere Community Centre for the first time.

This event was part of British Science Week and was put on by the Rochdale Science Initiative C.I.C. to celebrate the wide range of fields in science. It was a day for everyone to have fun and learn from experts like zoologists, palaeontologists, geologists, physicists, and our local science lovers.

Zoo2U, a crowd favourite, came back with their exotic animals. Education officers for Dippy On Tour Rochdale were there to inspire future palaeontologists.

Katherine Platt, the northwest regional manager of the Institute of Physics, provided activities related to force, energy, and mass.

Our local talents, Hasina Begum from The University of Sheffield, Tom Hemmings from BRGS 6th Form, Wasibur Rahman from Rochdale 6th Form, and Zeerak from the University of Leeds, showed off a variety of experiments.

Volunteers from the Rochdale Science Initiative managed a gadget stall and craft activities. The Immersive Experiences Planetarium returned, and our friends at Fun-Science put on another science-themed stage show.

Living Wells health trainers were available to give advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle in Rochdale.

It was another successful STEM event enjoyed by many families.