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The University of Bradford is encouraging schools to take part in a week full of Science activities.


The British Science Festival Fringe 2015 is a festival designed to engage and inspire school and college students, young adults and families. It takes place from 11 - 18 September with fun, educational, and exciting events happening all over Bradford.

The Fringe takes place immediately after the nationally renowned British Science Festival hosted by the University of Bradford from 7 - 10 September. The Festival is a celebration of the latest developments in science, engineering and technology and attracts tens of thousands of people each year.

The festival fringe programme is packed full of a wide range of engaging and innovative science-focused events and activities and includes a fantastic school events programme for students aged 8 to 18, making for a very special and high-profile celebration of science with the eyes of the scientific world on Bradford.

Schools and Colleges can book pupil groups onto the interactive science programmes grouped into Key Stage 2/3 and Key Stage 4/5. These include sessions on ‘Ugly Animals’ by TV presenter Simon Watt, Super Hero Science and the Physics of Fire.

Schools can choose from a wide variety of activities to build a tailor made programme to suit their pupils.

Professor Richard Greene, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, said: “The festival fringe programme follows the British Science Festival 2015 and includes over 100 events aimed to engage and inspire school and college students and families.

“The programme we offer for Schools is especially exciting as teachers can tailor the day to their pupils and choose from a wide range of sessions. This is a unique opportunity for pupils to really engage with science and take some of that enthusiasm and excitement back to the classroom.”

These are also opportunities for the whole family, with free Family days on Saturday and Sunday. There's no need to book for most activities, just drop in!

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