Petchey Academy & UCL Science Festival

On Tuesday 16th July we partnered with UCL and the Ogden Trust to host our very first Science Festival at the academy.

The aim of the festival was to engage young people with the world of science and STEM learning through interactive activities and lots of fun!

Children from Shacklewell Primary School came to enjoy one of the amazing shows from the Science Museum before venturing outside to get their hands on the experiments, demos and displays from UCL volunteers and our own Petchey students. The Petchey Robotics team showcased The Beast that was designed and built for the annual First Robotics competition, whilst on other stalls styuents could try their hand at keyhole surgery and building their own robots!

There were 2 more shows from the Science Museum for Petchey students from years 7 and 9, before we opened the doors to the public, and we were delighted to have a great turn out from local families who also got to try all the experiments and enjoy a "best of" compilation show from the brillient Science Museum team.

An enormous amount of hard work went in to organising the day but everyone enjoyed it and it will definitely be back bigger and better for next year!

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