Brighton Science Festival

Widening Participation

The most important fun they’ll ever have

The aims of our Widening Participation programme are to make science part of life, to present activities to 7 – 14 year olds, developing teamwork and creativity, and to encourage more ‘first generation’ students into universities. 

Mostly we bring a pot-pourri of fascinators – eg illusions, microscopes, tricks with water – then engage the audience with more challenging ideas while they’re there. Youth clubs and the like attract lively people who want to get stuck into things, and are open to new experiences. Generally there is cleverness, curiosity and creativity – that’s what we want to develop.

If you’re a small organisation, run a scout, guide or woodcraft group, are a home educator or run a youth group, and could benefit from some science outreach, please get in touch with us HERE.

“Your activities epitomise the real meaning of learning: it is fun, engaging, exciting, uplifting, and much more.  Young people have a strong (and intrinsic) desire to “find out”. Thank you for helping us nurture that.”
– Dr E. Demoncheaux, Head of Science, Battle Abbey School.
“…The children had a ball! Thank you so much. You were informative and entertaining; they haven’t stopped laughing!”  
– Leslie Coppin, Head of Science, Copthorne School.

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