Over 500 Scouts meet for an evening of science
Press release issued: 12 November 2007
Over 500 youth members of Avon County Scouts will be attending an evening of experiments, explanations and explosions at a science event being held at the University of Bristol tonight [Monday 12 November].
Organised in partnership with Bristol ChemLabS, the evening will provide the Scouts with a greater understanding of chemistry while also demonstrating that learning about chemistry can be fun.
Tim Harrison, Bristol ChemLabS Teaching Fellow, said: “Welcoming members of the Scout Association into the University of Bristol is a huge privilege, especially in their centenary year. It is important for Bristol ChemLabS that we partner with the informal education sector as well as students from schools and colleges.”
Through the Bristol ChemLabS project the University seeks to engage with teachers, schools and students of all ages to provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities in chemistry.
Neil Salter, County Commissioner for Avon County Scouts, said: “Through our partnership with Bristol ChemLabS we are helping our young people to engage with science. Helping them to understand the science of world they live in is just one of the many ways in which we are able to help them understand the responsibility they have as citizens.”
Throughout 2007, scouting is celebrating its centenary locally, nationally and internationally. With over 28 million members in 158 different countries these celebrations have taken many different forms and have included millions of people who have been part of the Scout movement over the last 100 years.
The theme of the centenary celebrations and of the 21st World Scout Jamboree held this summer is ‘One World One Promise’, through which all members of the Scout Movement have been challenged to think about how their commitment as a Scout can impact the world in which they live in.