Year 8 & 9 students have recently had the pleasure of a visit from the Science Museum Roadshow.
The shows are organised by the REACT Foundation, with the objective of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
With liquid nitrogen ice cream, rocket lift-offs, lots of loud bangs, smiles and laughs, it was an ‘Out Of This World’ experience for St Benedict’s students, as well as hundreds of other children who enjoyed science shows in West Cumbria.
Mrs Kelso, Assistant Headteacher and Subject Leader for Science said:
“The students really enjoyed the whole experience, and always learn a lot from these type of shows. We hope that it inspires and excites them into learning more in their STEM subjects going forward.”
Over the two weeks more than 7,500 young people in Cumbria were inspired by science thanks to REACT Engineering, based at Cleator Moor.
Irene McMillan, of REACT Engineering, said:
“The children absolutely love the shows. They love all the bangs, wallops, and rocket launches, there’s plenty of entertainment and excitement.”
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, The REACT Foundation now offers bursaries to Year 11 and sixth form students who are going on to study STEM subjects at college or university.