A TV star who brings science to life for children is
encouraging inquisitive youngsters to attend this weekend’s SciFest
at the University of Wolverhampton.
Dr Bunhead is well known for his explosive and educational
stunts on programmes such as Sky One’s Brainiac and guest
appearances on BBC’s Blue Peter, and will be bringing his
entertaining Pyromania Show to the University on Saturday, 30 June
The SciFest Public Day, which coincides with the Olympic torch
and Blue Peter being in Wolverhampton, will take place at the City
Campus from 10am – 4pm.
Dr Bunhead, aka Tom Pringle, says: “If you enjoy seeing a man
with his head on fire, stunt hamsters fired from bazookas or having
your head inside the world’s biggest indoor cloud then come see me
at SciFest 2012.
“Events like SciFest wake kids up to the excitement of science
(if they’re not convinced already). SciFest provides a fresh buzz
of excitement and curiosity in kids and parents alike. It’s not
just about the ‘WOW! Factor’ of science, but also the joy of the
AHA! Moment – that feeling when the penny drops and something
finally makes sense.
“Such a positive emotional association with science is, sadly,
often lacking for many kids. SciFest plays a strong role in
fostering the science enthusiasm needed to steer kids towards
enjoying and benefiting from science studies throughout their
school career and, hopefully for many of them, onto
Dr Bunhead’s show will be one of the highlights at the Public
Day, which is the culmination of a week-long festival to encourage
schoolchildren of all ages to discover science and technology.
Other shows include Medieval medicine, looking at how lice and
frogs were used as treatments, an opportunity to take a tour
through the solar system with Thinktank’s Mobile Planetarium and a
chance to meet a range of furry and scaly animals with Tropical
Also on offer are a range of activities such as a chance to
build your own rocket with the team from RAF Museum Cosford, a
challenge to assemble a robot and lots to see and do in the
School of Applied Sciences Associate
Dean, Dr Derek Walton, said: “SciFest is a great opportunity for
families to get hands-on experience of the magic of science. We’re
delighted to be hosting this event on a day when the spotlight is
firmly on Wolverhampton, and I’d encourage people to come along and
join in the fun.”
Interactive activities developed especially for different year
groups are being held this week from Tuesday to Friday (June 26 -
29) for primary, GCSE and A-level students. These include subjects
such as lie detection, car design, midwifery, mathematics and
The Public Day is free but booking is required for some shows
and workshops, including Dr Bunhead.
For more information, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/scifest
For media inquiries please contact contact Vickie Warren in
the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.
Picture: TV stunt scientist Dr Bunhead
experiments with liquid nitrogen and boiling water ahead of this
weekend’s SciFest Public Day.
Date Issued: Monday, 25 June 2012
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