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CSES on show at British Science Festival

CSES on show at British Science Festival

On Saturday 11 September 2021, Anglia Ruskin University hosted a family day for the British Science Festival, which was held in Essex for the first time in its 180-year history. This came about through planning for the 2020 CSES Centenary (albeit delayed by a year), which also led to Essex 2020 – A Year of Science and Creativity.

CSES was delighted to host a major stand / attraction at the festival, which saw over 5,000 people attend the ARU Chelmsford campus in one day! With our partners STEM Learning and STEAM Powered Education, and help from STEM Ambassadors, visitors to the CSES 'dome' were treated to an egg drop challenge, paper rockets, an earthquake table and many other fun, hands-on experimental activities for all the family. Over 400 families took part!

Photos from the day can be viewed here.

With funding from ARU, Essex County Council and our Corporate Members, we have been able to invest heavily in developing activities to run at events like this, and continue to do so. By working closely with ARU and other major programmes such as the Chelmsford Festival, CSES intends to be much more visible at events like this, as part of its mission to bring science and technology to the public, in particular families. This is in addition to our direct work with the education sector and STEM industry.

In future years, ARU will be hosting an annual Chelmsford Science Festival – come and see us for even more exciting activities on Saturday 15 October 2022!

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