Celebrating the Scientists of Tomorrow at TWHF Science Festival 2020
It’s that time of year again! In July, children from 24 different schools will come together for our annual science festival.
TWHF Science Festival 2020, set to be the biggest to date, will take place at The Royal Agricultural University, an amazing 18th-century site in the heart of the Cotswolds. At the festival, children will be taking part in scientific workshops and participating in debates.
The theme of this year’s event is “Crisis? What Crisis? Climate Change: Fiction, Reality, or Illusion?” and every workshop will be linked to climate change and the effects it has on our society and our planet.
Primary school children will enjoy a number of engaging and purposeful experiments, such as making and using litmus paper, and using chemicals to create ‘elephant toothpaste’.
Four of our secondary schools will be participating in debates on real-life issues surrounding climate change. Additionally, the Devizes Climate Change Group, comprised of students from Devizes School, will be giving a presentation on this burning issue.
The TWHF Science Festival 2020 has been designed to inspire children to actively participate with the scientific world. At our schools, we emphasise the importance of a good scientific understanding among our students. We also believe it’s essential to ensure that young people’s views and concerns about climate change are heard and, where possible, acted upon.
This year, we are thankful for sponsorship from Catalent Pharma Solutions, who will also be heavily involved in the festival. A team from their pharmaceutical development site in Swindon will lead us in each of the workshops. Catalent is a leading global provider of drug delivery technologies, development and manufacturing solutions for prescription drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products.
At The White Horse Federation, we want to give all our students the opportunity to pursue a career in the sciences. We can’t wait to see everyone at what is sure to be a terrific event!