Interactive science event is a big success!

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowes

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowestoft Orbis energy centre. Karol Madej and Adrian Siewierski. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Scientists of the future enjoyed a half-term holiday experience with a difference – thanks to a travelling road show.

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowes

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowestoft Orbis energy centre. Harry Davidson. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

More than 250 youngsters descended upon the OrbisEnergy Centre, in Wilde Street, Lowestoft, to try a range of hands-on exhibits that offered an interactive insight into the world of science and space technology.

The two-day COSMOS Roadshow, held between October 26 and 27, was organised by Cambridge Science Centre and aimed to offer people of all ages the opportunity to experiment and get involved with science.

Jon London, outreach manager for the Cambridge Science Centre, said: 'We have been going round to a range of schools and centres with a multi-pronged approach to science.

'Science is particularly important in this area with renewable energy and the wind farm just off the coast,' he said.

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowes

Cambridge science centre hold a COSMOS roadshow to teach people about science and space at the Lowestoft Orbis energy centre. Angus Ogogo. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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'We want children to know that science is not just something you do in school and hopefully some of the children here today will be inspired and in the future will be generating power for us in 20 years time.'

People were able to explore 20 hands-on exhibits including a vertical wind tunnel and a telescope – which saw the enthusiastic youngsters taking in the stunning views of the east coast, watching ships from afar, all magnified using the equipment available.

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Rob Shakespeare, who attended the event with his six-year-old daughter Lily, said: 'Today has been very informative.

'It's lovely the fact it is interactive and they can actually learn by doing activities that really engage them.'

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