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Summer Night Walk

The Summer Night Walk took place at the end of the school term and was a great success! Funded by a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust, this was the second in a series of three walks involving year 5 pupils from Dovecote Primary in Clifton. Pupils again worked with the Ignite! team, artist Chrys Allen and volunteers from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the STEM Ambassadors programme, but were also joined this time by outdoor education specialist Claire Simpson. We began with the poem 'A Blade of Grass' by Brian Patten, to encourage the pupils to recognise the beauty in the ordinary and to look more closely at things they wouldn't usually think twice about. The wal

Surprising Bulwell with Science

Over the past week we've been very busy surprising the people of Bulwell with science! During the week 8th-15th July, we brought science busking tricks to many different events happening as part of the Bulwell Arts Festival. As part of the British Science Association's Curiosity project, funded by Siemens, we took science busking to events where science is not usually found. By not advertising our presence before the events, participants stumbled upon us and their interactions with science were spontaneous and unexpected. Thanks to the team at Bulwell Arts Festival, we were able to go to many different events across the week. We started off at the Bulwell Academy Summer Fair, where we were a

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