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The Great Science Share 2017 will inspire hundreds of children this July!

29 Jun 2017

Hundreds of primary school children are set to gather with the next generation of scientists at the Greater Manchester Great Science Share

Great Science Share

It is the only science event of its kind in the UK where the programme is designed and developed by children for children. 

The Great Science Share is a celebration of creativity, innovation and sharing -  bringing together more than 70 schools from Greater Manchester and across the country.  Building on the major success of the European City of Science, this event provides an exciting opportunity to connect every child with science again. 

The University of Manchester is expecting children of all ages to get involved and attend. But there will be a specific focus on 7-11 year olds, who will be presenting sports science ideas at the training campus of Greater Manchester Great Science Share collaborator Manchester City Football Club. 

‘Do people with longer legs jump further?’ ‘Do people with larger feet run slower?’ ‘How can you slow fast things down?’ ‘Are left footed people better at scoring goals?’ And ‘What’s best? A right or left handed goalie?’ are just some of the questions the children will be exploring together on the day. 

The event takes place on Wednesday, July 5 and also includes the ‘Great Science Groove’,  a bespoke song created for this year’s event by The University of Manchester, Halle Education, Dance Manchester and the Derby High School. 

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell reminds us that the Great Science Share is an opportunity for children in the City, "to inspire them, engage them and involve them because we need more scientists and we want them to come from the young people in Manchester."

Organiser Dr Lynne Bianchi said:  “It’s just a fantastic event and so fitting that it stems out of Manchester, a city that’s built on science and engineering innovation and achievements.  

“The Great Science Share gives every young person in our great City the chance to ask and answer questions, find out, explore, investigate and most of all have fun doing it together with other children and new audiences.”