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Come along and explore STEM at The Sill

Calling all science, technology, engineering and maths enthusiasts!

Children aged 8 to 13 can have a brilliant day at National Landscape Discovery Centre The Sill this Easter holiday, finding out more about these fascinating subjects.

A full day event on Wednesday 10 April will include three workshops run by industry experts including the Northumberland National Park Authority and Northumberland Business Enterprise Partnership.

Working in small teams, participants will use their engineering skills to build a model rollercoaster. A peatland restoration workshop will see young people using their detective skills to find out what it is like to be a scientist out in the field. And the final themed group will explore the programming element of Minecraft and the famous Hadrian’s Wall.

The event is being hosted by Northumberland National Park Authority, and Sarah Burn, Head of Activities and Exhibitions at the authority says: “At The Sill we are proud to provide an accessible, inspiring and educational setting for young minds.

“STEM subjects provide critical skills with which to build successful and rewarding careers and are important for much of the work we do in Northumberland National Park. Our ambition is to transform how people of all ages and all backgrounds connect with the landscape and to inspire new generations to come here.

“We are very pleased to be working with the county council on this educational initiative.

Cllr Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate services at Northumberland County Council said: “Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are high on the agenda for all educational establishments and workplaces.

“As a council we wish to promote them by engaging with local schools, children and businesses to increase the opportunities available in our county and showcase the exciting and varied career opportunities that the STEM subjects can open up for our young people.

“This is one of a number of STEM events we are running and we’d like as many young people as possible to get involved.”

The event will run from 9.30am until 2.45pm on Wednesday 10th April. Places are £12 per child, plus VAT and booking fee. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian and each adult should book a ticket, although adult tickets are free.

Packed lunches are provided for the children. For adults refreshments will be available on arrival and lunch can be purchased at the on site cafe.

Book your tickets on Eventbrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-stem-tickets-56196336756

The deadline for booking tickets is Friday 29th March.

If you have any queries about the event you can email Nathan.Fuller@northumberland.gov.uk

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