Cowes Enterprise College set to host another explosive Science Festival

  5 April, 2024

Cowes Enterprise College is thrilled to once again be hosting a Science Festival to help raise awareness and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects. 

The festival, which is planned for 27 and 28 June 2024, will be themed around ‘lighting a spark’ of interest in STEM for all children. Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, as well as home-educated children from across the Island, are already gearing up to attend.  

Attendees will be treated to exhibits, live science shows to be put on by the Winchester Science Centre and pop-up science centre activities, designed to spark a scientific interest in children aged 9 to 11.

The academy and a team of volunteers from the IoW branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the Wight Aviation Museum (WAM) and Community Action IoW were inspired to organise the event following the success of the Noel Turner Science Festival. 

The festival, which was hosted in June 2022, saw over 2,000 primary and secondary school children from across the Island attending the two-day event. 

Planning for the festival is well underway, with several Island STEM-based companies and organisations that previously supported the Noel Turner Science Festival having already been invited – with over 20 companies already signed up to attend. 

Highlights from the last festival, which will be available to all those looking to attend this year, include an opportunity to win a flight around the island, as well as exciting live science shows to help showcase the wide range of rewarding careers in science and engineering.  

The Daisie Rich Trust and Britten-Norman have also provided generous contributions towards the funding of the Science Festival, which is shaping up to be another great success. 

Rachel Kitley, principal said: “We are proud to, once again, be able to provide this wonderful science fair for children across the Island. 

“As a school, we are fully committed to immersing our students in the full potential of where knowledge and love of STEM can take them. Providing enrichment opportunities such as this science fair, is truly a great opportunity to inspire budding scientists, which is key to raising aspirations and opening doors for all children.” 

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