It is an evening in early October and I find myself in a school hall filled with excited pupils, apprehensive teachers, discerning parents, a recognized neuroscientist, a professional astronomer, and a dedicated science education coordinator. An odd mix for a Wednesday evening, so let us start from the beginning.
Nearly 12 months ago, the seeds of an idea began to grow in Dr Joanna Brooks’ imagination. Ordinarily working in the Neuroscience department of the University of Edinburgh, Joanna started to wonder what was needed to inspire children to engage with science. And not just more books, theories of relativity or chemical reactions dryly written at the front of the classroom. She was looking for an innovative and challenging medium that would bring the fun back into science.
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