A YOUNG SCIENCE AMBASSADOR IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!
Our Young Science Ambassadors programme aims to foster a life-long love of science and the desire and ability to spread the word! Ninfield Primary School in Sussex took part last summer and have been busy ever since. School Science Co-ordinator Lorna Watson has been an enthusiastic supporter of the scheme and explains what the ambassadors have been up to:
“They have demonstrated a science experiment at a Governors’ meeting and also led a science assembly. They are also photographing investigative science activities across our school to create a special science ambassador book… They are doing ‘balloon kebabs’ at the school Christmas Fair tonight – they’re so excited to be running their own stall!”
We wanted to know more about how the Ambassadors were getting on since we last saw them, and they kindly answered some questions to keep us updated. Here’s what they had to say.
What was the best thing about becoming a Young Science Ambassador?
The best thing about being a science ambassador is because if it goes wrong you can laugh about it and learn from the mistakes that you made before.
What is your job as a Young Science Ambassador?
Our job is to perform to people, entertain them with our experiments and to encourage others to love science like we do.
What have you done to help everyone in your school to get excited about science?
We have put up a display board and also we make it very exciting. We go class to class to see their experiments – we take photographs and collect quotes from the pupils which go in a special science investigation book. Another activity we have done is demonstrating experiments in assemblies, at Governor meetings and at our school fair.
What has been your favourite part about being a Young Science Ambassador?
We like to see people awestruck and also we like to have fun with our experiments.
What has been your best moment so far?
Our favourite moment is when we went to a governors’ meeting and we failed the experiment and everybody started laughing (including us). We were doing the leaky bottle experiment.
What would you like to do in the future?
We would love to entertain the whole world with our science experiments!
There’s nothing like aiming high and we’re sure you can do it! We’ll keep a special eye out for you all! Thank you for all your hard work and for taking time to answer our questions. Sounds like you’re doing an amazing job everyone!