1st December 2011
World renowned particle physics expert, Professor Brian Cox has helped to bring science to life to over 600 school pupils from across the UK.
Science Discovered, a leading science event organised by school trip operator Adaptable Travel, was held at The O2 and included presentations from BBC Wonders of the Universe star, Professor Brian Cox, resident Blue Peter science expert, Steve Mould and Channel 4 Inside Nature’s Giants presenter, Simon Watt.
Now in its second year, over 600 14 - 17 year old students attended the event, which has doubled in numbers from last year, helped in part due to the ‘Brian Cox’ effect, with the scientist being credited with making science ‘cool’ again.
The event took a gory look inside nature’s giants with Simon Watt, had live chemistry experiments with Steve Mould, and a look at big science with Professor Brian Cox. The event also included an exclusive River Thames boat cruise and a trip to the London Science Museum.
Ian Webb, Managing Director at Adaptable Travel, said:
“Science is such a diverse and visual subject, and Science Discovered offers an opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists. Last year was a great event, but I have to say this year was bigger and better. Professor Brian Cox was fantastic, Steve Mould did some amazing chemistry experiments, and Simon Watt really engaged with the audience discussing the gory stuff that students love! The feedback from students has been great”.
Steve Mould, an Oxford educated scientist who hosted the event, said:
"The audience were really enthusiastic. It was great to see them getting excited about a subject I love. I got the chance to do some of my favourite experiments and they had loads of questions for me.
“That's what's great about events like Science Discovered. It's a chance to show people just how awesome science is."
For more information about science school trips, including a trip to CERN in Switzerland, or the next Science Discovered event , contact Adaptable Travel today.