The University of Wolverhampton is hosting its first ever
SciFest, a celebration of science and technology.
The free week-long event in June has been created to enable
school pupils from the West Midlands to discover all areas of
science and technology.
The festival will culminate in a Public Day on Saturday, 30 June
2012 to coincide with the Olympic torch and Blue Peter being in
There will also be a series of inventive sessions from 26 - 29
June 2012 for primary, GCSE and A-Level students, delivered by the
University’s leading experts.
The interactive activities have been developed especially for
the different year groups and include subjects such as lie
detection, car design, midwifery, mathematics and pharmacy.
Professor John Darling, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, said: “We wanted to
create an event that would celebrate science and technology and
encourage pupils of all ages to get involved in the magic of
“There has been a phenomenal response and some of the school
days are fully booked. We’re really excited that the event is being
so well supported, with schools from across the West Midlands
signing up to a range of imaginative and stimulating events.
“We’re also looking forward to welcoming the local community
into the University on 30 June so that they can experience some of
the exciting science and technology taking place in
The Public Day at the Wolverhampton City Campus from 10am to 4pm
is open to members of the public and will include the Pyromania
Show by stunt scientist Dr Bunhead, from Sky One’s Brainiac
programme, a journey through our solar system with Birmingham
Science Museum’s mobile planetarium and fitness tests with
Olympic-inspired activities with our classroom medics.
The week of activities kicks off with a GCSE Day on Tuesday, 26
June 2012, bringing the classroom to life with crime scene
investigations and eye witness testimonies.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 will be A-Level Science Day packed full
of experiments and exploratory investigations.
This will be followed by A-level Technology Day on Thursday, 28
June 2012 and highlights include understanding how a games engine
works and 3D modeling in our VR.
The school days conclude with our Primary Day on Friday, 29 June
2012, pupils will journey across science and technology meeting the
Big Bad Bug, tracking wild animals and building a life size body
The Public Day is free but booking is required for some shows
and workshops. For more information, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/scifest
Picture: Dr Bunhead launches SciFest at the
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