Session submissions for Leeds Festival of Science 2015

Ideas for practical sessions can now be submitted for next year’s Leeds Festival of Science.

The annual March festival is entering its tenth year, and looking for demonstrations to engage school children.

The festival runs alongside National Science and Engineering week, and is all about getting children through Key Stages 2-5 involved in science, maths, engineering, geology and environmental sciences.

The festival aims to get more children thinking about taking Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subjects at university.

Last year’s festival featured sessions on the colours of food, women in science, and volcano making. Submitted sessions can offer almost everything, and run from 1 hour to all day. The practicals can be held on campus or can be taken on the road to visit different schools in the area throughout March.

The organisers are also looking for contributions of strange and interesting STEM facts to publicise the event on the STEM twitter account.

Staff can submit proposals for on campus sessions here: and roadshow sessions here: Deadline for sessions ideas is Tuesday 30 September.

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