Our last post looked forward with heightened anticipation to Wild about Plants, Sheffield Uni’s contribution to Fascination of Plants Day 2012. This was a festival of plant sciences, developed in partnership with science clubs at two local secondary schools, and run on the day for three local primary schools. The day was a great success: everything went to plan, the activities worked out, and the primary school kids had a lot of fun. But most impressive was how the Y9s from King Edwards and King Ecgberts Secondary Schools took charge on the day, running each activity with a fantastic level of confidence and expertise. What stars!
So, a big thanks to all the schools that took part, to our university ambassadors for their hard work in developing the activities, the university Outreach department for their support, and Science Brainwaves, especially Dominic Swain, for helping to put it all together. Here’s the story of the day in photos ….
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