The head of science of St Richards Catholic College has gone outside in a bid to show how central her subject is to everyday life.
Teaming up with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, Julie Durkin has joined teachers across Britain in using fly-posters bearing fascinating information in places students normally hang out, such as newsagents, bus stops, and parks.
Each fact on the mini-posters relate to where it has been left, and is printed on special low-tack stickers - such as one to be seen in a chippy which says ‘A potato has more chromosomes than a human’.
The campaign aims to highlight the constant presence of science, technology, engineering and maths in everyday life with the aim of inspiring young people. Those waiting at the bus stop will find out ‘the average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime’ and those at the skate park can see that ‘the highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph’.
Julie said: “This is a fun and different way to remind pupils that science and engineering are very much part of our lives - from the games they play on their iPhone, to the bus they get on at the end of each day.”