Girls get excited about science

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 May 2011

(click on image for larger view) Wyvern/Hans Price Academy. Skirting Science workshop event. Girls from North Somerset Schools doing experiments, making perfume, test tubes, dna chains etc, Mannassiah Boya, Sandra Ku and Alex Geaney from Nailsea School and Pam Basil from Sidcot School.

(click on image for larger view) Wyvern/Hans Price Academy. Skirting Science workshop event. Girls from North Somerset Schools doing experiments, making perfume, test tubes, dna chains etc, Mannassiah Boya, Sandra Ku and Alex Geaney from Nailsea School and Pam Basil from Sidcot School.

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CURIOUS schoolgirls from across North Somerset were given an insight into the world of science on Friday.

About 250 children attended a Skirting Science event at Weston’s Hans Price Academy.

A wide variety of interactive and hands-on workshops were set up to help encourage young women to embark upon a career in the subject, and it was organised by Weston Soroptimists, Aspire Partnership and the school itself.

Pupils from Churchill, Worle, and Priory Community School, among others, attended and workshops ranged from earthquake engineering, cider science, radiography and blood sciences, to sustainable solutions, the chemistry of perfume and the anatomy.

Ruth Thomas, from Skirting Science, said: “There was a real buzz at the event on Friday.

“The students who attended were very enthusiastic about the hands-on workshops and they learnt that girls really can have exciting and interesting careers as scientists and engineers.”

n LOG onto www.westonmercury.co.uk to see a video of the workshops.

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