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Free half-term family fun with interactive science show at Banbury and Bicester College

Banbury and Bicester College have partnered with the Royal Institution to invite families to take part in free and interactive science shows this half-term.

15 October 2019

On Friday 1 November, Banbury and Bicester College welcomes Banbury locals to their Broughton Road campus to experience the Royal Institution: The Explosive Food show.

About the half-term science show

The one-hour scientific show is suitable for five to 14-year olds and presents interesting facts through fun, interactive and exciting demonstrations in morning and afternoon sessions.

This interactive show is packed with fiery biology, physics and chemistry demonstrations, revealing the explosive potential of the food we eat.

Suzanne Harvey, Schools Programme Manager for Royal Institution said: “The Explosive Food show is a delicious caper through the alimentary canal, covering digestion and nutrition in depth. Along with core biology content, there are links to chemical reactions and energy transfers along the way.

“Previous shows have been amazingly successful. Children have been really enthused and often we are sent emails by parents thanking us. They say they have loved the show and that it has made such a difference to their children.

“Many are absolutely blown away and thoroughly energized after watching with lots of children telling us that they are now planning careers in science!”

Flame throwing science fun

Get hands-on with surprising science experiments 

Attendees of the show can expect to get hands-on with surprising experiments, shocking scientific facts and even the odd explosion! Specifically designed with a broad audience in mind, this is an ideal introduction to science for all the family.

Leah Bryan, Business Engagement Specialist at Activate Learning, said: “At the Activate Learning Banbury Campus we are really happy to be opening our doors to the local community. Having previously worked with the Royal Institution, we know how impressive their shows are. Science can inspire children and adults of all ages and this show really helps bring education to life.”

Join Activate Learning in a whistle-stop tour of some the great scientific discoveries made at the world-renowned Royal Institution and understand why food is so essential to our lives.

How to register

Please click here to register for the free morning (10.30-11.30) or afternoon session (13.30-14.30)