Can You Help Science Fest?

Posted by to The Blog on September 15th


The Edinburgh International Science Festival, based in Mitchell Street, runs one of the UK’s largest schools outreach programmes – Generation Science which takes exciting and interactive science and technology shows and workshops to schools throughout Scotland. Last year they visited 600 schools giving 60,000 children the chance to enjoy one of our shows.

They fundraise regularly to ensure that the shows are as affordable to schools as possible and provide over 100 free shows every year to schools in challenging economic areas.

They have a programme of 17 different shows and workshops, each is presented by two science communicators who we train and rehearse.

This needs space and this is where they are looking for you to help!

Do you have any space that might be vacant for the first three weeks in January 2012 where they could rehearse?

The space would need to be minimum size of, say, a classroom and preferably closer to a school hall (or badmington court size). They would need access to water, an electricity supply and some basic heat and would only need access during normal working hours.

Once rehearsed, the shows are taken on the road and workshops go out to many of the schools in and around Leith to hold final dress rehearsals before going out on the road again.

The Science Festival would acknowledge your support on their website, and depending on what you can help them with, could donate a show to a school of your choice in return for your space.


Contact: Fiona Logue, Business Director

0131 553 0324


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