Brighton Science Festival

Widening Participation

“We particularly valued the problem solving element and the enquiring and positive attitude this encouraged.”

“all the young people gained from the event and got a better understanding of how science impacts our everyday lives”

“simple scientific tricks to help and explain to young people how science is the back bone of everyday things that are taken for granted”

“an incredibly valuable means of engaging students who have different learning preferences”

The mission of Brighton Science Festival is to bring the world’s best science to Brighton, and to bring Brighton’s best science to the world. We roam Sussex and further afield, visiting youth clubs, scout huts, community centres, bus shelters, anywhere, making sure everyone has access to as much science as possible. Why? Because science is cool. I mean, sometimes absolute zero.

Mostly we take a pot-pourri of fascinators – eg illusions, microscopes, tricks with water – then engage them with more challenging ideas while they’re there. Youth clubs and the like attract lively people who want to get stuck into things, and are open to new experiences. Generally there is cleverness, curiosity and creativity.

If you’re a small organisation (or just an organisation), run a scout, guide or woodcraft group, are involved in home education, run a youth group, or indeed represent any community organisation or group that could benefit from some science outreach, please get in touch with us.