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Sussex school pupils over the moon at a lesson with Prof Cox
Students from Rydon Community College will be taught by celebrity scientist Professor Brian Cox as part of the UK’s Young Scientists and Engineers Fair.
Thousands of schoolchildren, teachers and parents entered the nationwide competition in the hope of winning this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Professor Cox on February 6.
The TV scientist will be visiting Rydon Community College, where the winning class will sit through a space workshop exploring the Big Bang, black holes and extraterrestrial life.
Mr Collins, head of science at Rydon Community College, said: “Our pupils and staff are simply over the moon to have won such a truly inspirational experience here at the school “We hope that many of our young people taking part in Professor Cox’s special lesson will be spurred on by this opportunity to realise their own ambitions in pursuit of successful science and engineering careers.”
Prof Cox said he was pleased to be hosting his lesson for the third consecutive year with the fair and he is delighted by how many young people are eager to find out more about the natural world and the human scientific understanding of it.
He said: “I have always seen the process of understanding science, technology, engineering and maths as an exciting and inspiring one.
“These are challenging subjects, undoubtedly, and it is my job to show that this only adds to the enjoyment.
“I’m looking forward to taking Rydon Community College on a journey of discovery and I hope to help them see the beauty and power of the scientific way of thinking, and to show them the exciting future opportunities that maths and science subjects provide.”
Young people who were not lucky enough to win this year’s lesson still have the opportunity to be inspired by science and engineering.
Science and technology
Schools and families are invited to attend The Big Bang Fair, the UK’s largest free celebration of science and engineering for young people, at ExCeL London, will take place from March 14-17.
The event is an ideal way to find out about exciting career opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and maths.
It will host more than 100 hands-on activities, exhibitions and live theatre shows, including Brainiac Live! and the launch of Guinness World Records: Science Live! where visitors can participate in an explosive line-up of record attempts.
Schools and families can find out more and book their place by visiting www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.
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