The Hull Daily Mail

Weekend science show for city shoppers

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CITY CENTRE: Shoppers were given a science show at the weekend.

Staff from the University Of Hull carried out a series of live experiments in St Stephen's Shopping Centre to promote National Science And Engineering Week, including making "balloon kebabs" and freezing water bottles in a split second.

fun: Dr Mark Lorch with a balloon kebab.

They will also be going into schools to promote science this week.

Dr Mark Lorch, chemistry lecturer at the university, said: "We want to get people interested in science and show them that it can be fun.

"Science is absolute- ly vital in every area of our lives."

Matthew Wray, an engineer from Hessle, looked on as his children Ben, 6, and Hannah, 5, learned about magnets.

Mr Wray, 38, said: "I think this is a brilliant idea as it is getting the children more interested in science."



  • My Daughter attended the Candy Chaos session at Bilton Village Hall today. Booking was very easy and quick. The staff were very friendly even taking the time to talk to the parents at the end of the session explaining what the children did and i enjoyed sampling the sherbet im also the bookings clerk of the hall that was used today. Katie and the team were very friendly and left the hall in an immaculate state once finished!!

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  • Brilliant from start to finish!! The children loved it, and the grandparents were equally entertained! Great value for money too. All I needed to do was feed them! Even tidied up before you went home! We have a pair of goggles here which I can post to you xx

    Gemma Bradley

  • Took my 2 boys aged 6 & 9 to the volcano workshop and wow what an experience they loved it and didn't want it to end! will be booking again, staff were so friendly and helpful and made the session so much fun!

    Annalise Walker


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