Pupils create science fiction
Monday 23 March 2009
As part of National Science and Engineering Week 2009, the students will be imagining what life will be like 1000 years from now.
Pupils can create a poster, model, board game, podcast, drama video or write poetry, a song or prose to fit in with the theme of ‘change’. They will be judged at High Arcal School in Sedgley on Thursday, March 26.
The competition has been organised for students in years 7 to 11 by the Black Country Science Focus Group, to tie in with Darwin 200 and the International Year of Astronomy.
There will be prizes for various categories and age groups and the winner will be announced on Thursday, March 26.
Mike Goodwin, from the University’s Education Partnerships
, said: “Change can relate to all science subjects and topics, for example evolution, and entries will be judged on imagination and creativity, originality and the science behind their ideas.
“We are looking forward to seeing the pupils ideas of what life will be like in 1000 years time.”
The Black Country schools taking part are Holly Lodge, Highfields, High Arcal, Ridgewood, Kingswinford, Shire Oak and Menzies High School, along with Mary Webb School in Shropshire.
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