Science festival to go with a bang!

0612025 SSHC science festival 'Alexandra Forrest (Festival & Events Dir, DSC), David Wharton (Principal Teacher Chemisty, Baldragon Academy) - sneak previewing the 'Science of the Siege' which will be taking place during the Fife Science Festival - in the mine at St Andrews Castle, St Andrews
0612025 SSHC science festival 'Alexandra Forrest (Festival & Events Dir, DSC), David Wharton (Principal Teacher Chemisty, Baldragon Academy) - sneak previewing the 'Science of the Siege' which will be taking place during the Fife Science Festival - in the mine at St Andrews Castle, St Andrews
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a whizz-bang programme of events has been unveiled for next month’s Fife Science Festival.

With exciting and inspirational activities heading to venues as diverse as a castle, shopping centre, café and schools, the event will run from Friday, March 9, until Sunday, March 18.

The programme was unveiled on Monday at St Andrews Cathedral where an explosive sneak preview was given of the ‘Science of the Siege’ event taking place during the festival.

Organised by Dundee Science Centre and running in parallel with National Science and Engineering Week, Fife Science Festival will involve a diverse range of free events for schools and the general public

Specific public events will include a free, family fun day in St Andrews, offering a range of fantastic, fun and interactive activities for both adults and children, a ‘Free for Fifers’ day at Dundee Science Centre, and interactive science fun at the Mercat Shopping Centre in Kirkcaldy and Kingsgate Centre in Dunfermline.

Roadshows themed around the London 2012 Olympic Games will also be held in community centres, highlighting the science of sport and exercise, and events at St Andrews Castle will explain the ‘Science of the Siege’ and the technology behind medieval warfare.

Secondary school pupils will also get the chance to make a prize-winning robot, while a lecture will explore what life would be like without evolution.

Alexandra Forrest, festivals and events officer, explained: “Not only is the festival growing geographically, it also incorporates a tremendous range of activities and events - there’s lots for children, parents and grandparents alongside school pupils of every age.

“Festival events will also be found in unexpected locations – on a beach and in a café, alongside more obvious venues such as the University of St Andrews, Adam Smith College and Carnegie College, who all play a major role in science education.”

Anyone wanting more information, should contact Alexandra Forrest on 01382 228800 or visit www.fifesciencefestival.org.uk.