When I heard about the British Science Week being held at BT Adastral Park I knew I wanted to get involved, even if only by playing a very small part. This is when BT opens its doors of its Research and Innovation Centre to 1,500 young students.
The event aims to bring British Science Week to life by inviting the students, from primary and secondary schools all over Suffolk to take part in practical and interactive sessions in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and computing subjects.
I was handed baton number 5 on Tuesday morning and was delighted to be taking part on an all-girls morning, guiding 12 enthusiastic young students around the BT showcase. This entailed a 5 minute demo at each of the showcases including; Baxter the robot, BT’s interactive modern home, ‘state of the art’ shopping experience and hospital care for the future to name just a few. There also was a chance for students to experience the very latest technology hands on with a number of interactive stands.
This was a long way off from my days at school when the highlight of the term was the excitement to see a massive TV (not the screen the actual overall size of it!) being rolled into the classroom on a big trolley to watch programmes such as – How we used to Live, Words and Pictures, Look and Read, Zig Zag and Back to the Future! How times have moved on!
Take a look at last year’s event; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WGahp6Bi94