East Kent Science Jamboree returns to Discovery Park

Posted on 26/05/16

Discovery Park is to host the annual East Kent Science Jamboree for the fourth year running, with some of the region’s largest and most influential companies hosting workshops to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The popular educational science event is set to be bigger than ever this year. Almost 2,000 children aged 10-11 from over 50 Kent primary schools will be attending the event over two days on 8 and 9 June.

The Year 6 children will take part in bite-size workshops and experiments, designed to spark an interest in science subjects and complement their curriculum, with a plant version of Cluedo among the activities taking place this year.

A host of Discovery Park tenants will be running their own activities, including model railway brand leader Hornby and large science companies such as, Mylan, Peakdale Molecular and Pfizer.

Kent and Medway STEM, East Kent College and Canterbury Christ Church University will also be presenting fun workshops, with university students passing on their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to a younger generation.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is sponsoring the event as part of their Chemistry at Work programme, an exciting and engaging way for students to interact with local organisations based in chemical sciences.

John Coad, from Kent Festival of Science, which organises the annual event, said: “Hundreds of children will leave the Science Jamboree enthused and excited by science. If only a small number of them recognise more clearly that science is all around us and is vitally important, we will have more young scientists pursuing a career in science and continuing the amazing work being done at places like Discovery Park.”

Kimberley Anderson, corporate relations manager at Discovery Park, said: “We are delighted to host the East Kent Science Jamboree for the fourth year. Events like these encourage young people to come away with an interest and passion for STEM subjects and what better place to inspire future scientists than here at Discovery Park, where they can fully immerse themselves in the world of science.”

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