Weston-super-Mare Soroptimists host Skirting Science workshop at Churchill Academy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 July 2017

Weston mayor Jos Holder, mayoress Roz Willis and Cllr Chris Blades visited the event.

Weston mayor Jos Holder, mayoress Roz Willis and Cllr Chris Blades visited the event.


An annual workshop which aims to boost girls’ participation in science was held at a North Somerset school last week.

Weston-super-Mare Soroptimists held its ninth Skirting Science event at Churchill Academy on June 29, with 188 year nine girls from North Somerset taking part in science workshops.

There were 16 different workshops for the children to try, including one which tasked them with using Lego to build a robot.

British Soroptimist Federation president Ann Hodgson said: “It’s so good, I wouldn’t miss it. I’d like to do all the workshops.”

Weston mayor Jos Holder, mayoress Roz Willis and North Somerset councillor Christopher Blades attended the event.

A Weston Soroptimists spokesman said: “We would like to thank Churchill Academy for allowing us to take over one house for the day and for all their administrative assistance.

“Special thanks to the headteacher for his contribution at the opening ceremony.”

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