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Over 6,000 visitors discovered the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at Burnley College’s fourth Science and Technology Festival which took place on Saturday, June 29th

And in addition to families enjoying a great day out, over 1200 primary school children got a preview at their own special event the day before!

The college’s very own, unique Science and Technology Festival has become a key day out in the calendar for families across the North West  and this year offered an exciting range of live experiments, hands-on activities, displays and lots of scientific fun appealing to young and old alike – with all the science explained by  experts on hand.

Among the many unusual attractions and fun-packed activities enjoyed by everyone:

  • Meet Titan the Robot
  • Create and launch your own rocket
  • Make your own Alien Slime
  • Enjoy Virtual Reality experiences
  • Build your own Solar System
  • Join the Mini Beast Hunt
  • Build and program Lego robots.

And new for this year, parents were able to access the very latest advice from experts from British Cycling on how to help their child learn to ride a bike, using fun activities to access the science of cycling.

Said Karen Buchanan, Principal,   ‘A lot of work goes into our Science and Technology Festival and its hugely rewarding to see it grow year on year.  Our staff put on an extensive range of attractions and activities – all to introduce science and technology to our visitors.    Along with the sunny weather, we couldn’t have wished for a better way to showcase our College last weekend.’


For more information on this press release please contact: Jane Miller, Marketing Coordinator, Burnley College j.miller@burnley.ac.uk  01282 733179


Families interact with Burnley College Science and Technology Festival’s star attraction – Titan the Robot!   Now in its fourth year the 2019 festival was a great free day enjoyed by over 6000 visitors and 1200 primary school children. 

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