The Countdown is on to the Great Science Share

Photo credit Peter Entwistle

There is just one month to go until Bolton schools take part in the Great Science Share, a landmark science schools event that will take place on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Schools across Bolton are currently busy preparing for next month’s Great Science Share – a Greater Manchester-wide celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects which will take place on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

One of the flagship events of Greater Manchester’s European City of Science programme, the Great Science share will be a day for young people of all ages to share what they enjoy about science.

A number of schools from Bolton have pledged to take part in the Great Science Share, but there’s still time for more schools to join in.

Speaking about the event Annie Keane, Director, European City of Science Programme, said: “The Great Science Share is an opportunity for young people to take the lead and be in the spotlight in this unique year for Greater Manchester. Creativity and confidence in STEM are really important and the 6th July also provides a focus for teachers to raise the profile of science in their schools. There’ll be a real buzz on the day and we encourage every school to join in and celebrate science.”

 Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, Ann Cunliffe, added: “Here in Bolton there is a rich history of invention and innovation and by providing our students with the chance to share their favourite science on such a large scale we have the opportunity to inspire them to carve out a lifelong interest or future career in STEM.

The Great Science Share is a major event as part of the European City of Science and will kick-start a bumper month of science engagement across Greater Manchester which will culminate with a week-long festival called Science in the City. Beginning as schools break up for summer, Science in the City (22-29 July) will incorporate over 40 free pop-up events which will bring science to life across Manchester city centre.

Source: Bolton Council

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