Staff from across the Faculty gathered with their young children for a day of fun-filled scientific discovery last week.
As part of this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, 90 children joined their parents and guardians for an enjoyable morning of educational activity delivered by the Science Museum and engineering departments.
The day started with the Science Museum’s Greatest Hits Show, featuring a selection of their favourite demos - including rockets, instant ice creams and earth-shaking bangs - followed by the Bubble Show, where participants looked at bubbles and the impact certain materials can have on them.
Further sessions were provided by a number of other departments, including Design Engineering, Computing, Earth Science & Engineering, Aeronautics, Chemical Engineerin,g Mechanical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering. From making paper aeroplanes and driving robots, to hunting for fossils and building new structures, there was something on offer for all curious minds.
Reflecting on the event, one parent said: “We had a brilliant, fun, educational and thoroughly engaging day, the initiative is superb the kids are still talking about the events days later, thank you so much and we really hope we will be able to attend a future event! Thanks to all involved!”
Another parent said: “All of the shows/presentations we took part in were brilliant, very interactive and extremely engaging. We have been to a few of the BYCTWD events and this was by far the best.”
A gallery of images from the day is available below:
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