Today we went up to the Excel in London for the Big Bang Science Fair, aimed at children, to encourage them to think about all things, well, science-y!
OK, so 6 and 8 is a little early for full-on careers advice, but the idea was to show how science is used in so many areas, and as dear son has already decided he wants to be a scientist, this was a fun-filled and educational day out.
There were computer games, interactive games, rocket launching, hoopla throwing and DNA profiling. Electric cars and buses, jet engines and lunar explorers. Food testing, sweet wrapping and Rubics-cubing. You get the picture...
The highlight was the live Brainiac show, full of loud explosions, rockets strapped to revolving chairs and electric shocks; great fun, despite no Jon Tickle!
There was ample swag to be had too, I did manage a cotton bag, to satisfy my fabric needs, along with the 20-plus pens, assorted pompom bugs, sweets and stickers we collected. I love a good haul, I really do.
Now my feet are aching, I am completely exhausted, and the kids were asleep before their heads hit their pillows. Happy days, and an all-round successful weekend, hurrah! xxx