Search

Lablive science festival fun inspires more than 400 students

PUBLISHED: 10:33 05 December 2017

Jonathan Milton and Ginny Smith with children from St Felix School at LabLive.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jonathan Milton and Ginny Smith with children from St Felix School at LabLive. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 400 pupils were treated to some hands-on science at a special all-day event.

The Lablive national science festival – funded by EDF Energy – at Saint Felix School in Reydon, near Southwold was designed to inspire and engage the young students with experiments and fun, courtesy of science enthusiasts Jon Milton and Ginny Smith.

Science communicator and author Mr Milton, who promotes interest in STEM subjects, gave an interactive session on robots, getting the students on stage to take part in experiments to look at how robots work.

Meanwhile, Ginny Smith ran a “brain hackathon”.

Students took part to explore how nerve cells send messages through the brain and body as they created a giant ‘neuron’ live on stage.

Niki Rousseau, community liaison at EDF Energy’s Sizewell B nuclear power station, said: “The Lablive events are a fantastic way to make science interactive and fun.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other news

Yesterday, 21:58

Lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter have been deployed to search for a missing swimmer near Lowestoft.

Yesterday, 19:52

Devastated colleagues of an ever smiling, popular young pub worker tragically killed in a road crash have paid a moving tribute to her, saying life “won’t be the same without her”.

Yesterday, 16:02

Work tools have been stolen from a van in Lowestoft while it was parked in the car park of Homebase on Tower Road.

Yesterday, 16:38

A sudden decision to change who provides vital support for benefit claimants has been criticised.

Most Read

Yesterday, 21:58

Lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter have been deployed to search for a missing swimmer near Lowestoft.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 19:52

Devastated colleagues of an ever smiling, popular young pub worker tragically killed in a road crash have paid a moving tribute to her, saying life “won’t be the same without her”.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:02

Work tools have been stolen from a van in Lowestoft while it was parked in the car park of Homebase on Tower Road.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Fri, 13:25

Beaches, parks, and the most easterly point in the UK are the most popular parts of Lowestoft, according to a survey undertaken by Lowestoft Town Council.

Read more
Fri, 16:30

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, sweet and funny” young woman who was killed in a serious road accident earlier this week.

Read more
Suffolk police

Autumn Supplement

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy