Sixth Form girls go to New Scientist Live at ExCel
Billed as ‘the world's most exciting festival of ideas’, New Scientist Live offers the opportunity to experience a series of live events and find out about the latest scientific discoveries in five immersive zones covering Humans, Engineering, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. All the Sixth Form girls who are studying a Science A Level made the journey up to ExCel London to attend the New Scientist Live event.
Tae-Chan Ellis, LVI reports on their day,
“When we finally arrived at the ExCel Arena in London, having set out very early, we were keen to make the most of the day. There were many things on offer at the event and definitely something for everyone. Activities ranged from fun and interactive sessions to very intellectual and informative lectures.
We all went to the lectures which interested us most and they ranged from moving to Mars, finding a cure for ageing and looking at the science behind the movies. The discussions afterwards made it clear that everyone came away having learned something new. The interactive sessions and stalls covered different areas of science from human to technology to engineering to earth and so on. Many of us really enjoyed the virtual reality rollercoaster which was very exciting and it was interesting to see the extent of the impact of science in our everyday world.
Workshops included making your own shampoo and tasting ice cream freshly made from liquid nitrogen, amongst other things. Overall, the day was very valuable and gave us an insight into future projects and careers.”