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Perton Library Science Fair & Spring Festival is back

Posted on Friday 3rd May 2024
Perton Library Science Fair NR

(L-R) Danielle Pountney, Tara Spandrzyk and Grace Hough from Perton Library.

People in Perton are being invited to the library’s annual science fair, taking place on Saturday 11 May from 10am to 3pm.

The event, being organised by Perton Library and Wild About Perton, is packed full of family fun and is part of the celebrations for Green Libraries Month.

Visitors can learn all about climate change and the efforts in Staffordshire to reduce waste and their carbon footprint, with Waste Savvy Staffs and the Climate Change team from South Staffordshire Council.  Dr Phil Jemmett and his team of scientists from Warwick University will be demonstrating experiments all day, while Staffordshire Wildlife will be running workshops and leading a guided tour of the Perton Nature Trail.

Medical Mavericks will help people explore how the body works.  Meet the team from Hyett Education and take part in 'STEMbotics: Robotics & Coding' workshops.  The library astronomy group will also be on hand with a selection of telescopes and will be answering questions about the hobby.

Victoria Wilson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities at Staffordshire County Council said:

“We’re thrilled to be able to host another science fair at Perton Library this year.

“The event is a great example of how important our libraries are for bringing communities together.  Staff have worked with many community groups and local organisations who have helped organise and fund the day.  With so much on offer I’m sure it will help inspire families and people, young and old, to get stuck into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to think about how they can make a difference in their communities to combat climate change!” 

Also attending the event is Staffordshire Police who will be demonstrating the science of fingerprinting, and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service who will be bringing a Fire Engine.  Learn the science of photography and create cyanotypes with the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Team, meet the Gigafast Staffordshire team and get information about the Digital Switchover.

The event follows the success of last year’s programme, with the library team working closely with the community and securing funding from the Friends of Perton Library, Wild About Perton and the County Council Digital Infrastructure Team.

For further details or to book on to the workshops contact Perton Library on 01902 506050 or at perton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk.


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