STEMtastic fun at Tyne Metropolitan College

Richard took park in a fun packed day for Primary School pupils at Tyne Metropolitan College on 8 July 2015.

Pupils from a variety of schools in the area attended a STEM event intended to increase participation in the STEM subjects; and excite and enthuse them to pursue further study or a career in STEM. Richard’s presentation concentrated on Astronomy, and featured practical demonstrations including watermelons, tomatoes and toilet roll, which created an almost fully-working model of the solar system.

Primary School pupils from Tyneside enjoy working in Richard's "Introduction to Astronomy" workshop as part of Tyne Metropolitan College's STEMtastic day
Primary School pupils from Tyneside enjoy working in Richard’s “Introduction to Astronomy” workshop as part of Tyne Metropolitan College’s STEMtastic day. ¬†Photographs by TyneMet.

The pupils attending seemed to enjoy the event, and I hope that this provided them with the encouragement they need to focus on science both at and after school.

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