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Mad About Science! Beavers and Cubs join University of Liverpool Science Jamboree.

This weekend, almost 600 Beavers, Cubs (and Brownies too) took part in the University of Liverpool's Science Jamboree.

Boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years from across Merseyside descended on the Central Teaching Laboratories in Liverpool to take part in a wide variety of activities. These ranged from designing planes of the future, making them and sending them on a test flight; building water powered rockets; making light up Christmas cards; creating circuits; racing cars; mixing potions in the Hogwart's lab; reaching for the stars in the Planetarium; and much, much more. 

Feedback from the Beavers and Cubs was fantastic, with one Beaver Scout writing in his light up Christmas card "This is the best day of my life". 

Now in it's third year, the event was the idea of Helen Vaughan, Lecturer in Physics at the University, who is also a Beaver Scout Leader in St Helens District. Helen has been the driving force in bringing the Science Jamboree to life, engaging partners across the University from lecturers, SSAGO members and students. They all work together to design and deliver an exciting range of science activities, that engage the Beaver and Cub age range helping them to develop Science Skills for Life as well as achieving the Experiment and Scientist badges. But it's not just about our young people with students building their practical experience and developing key employability skills too. 

Helen's hard work was recognised by Peter Oliver, County Commissioner who presented her with the Commissioner's Commendation at Saturday's event. 

Peter also presented the University of Liverpool with a Partnership Award from Merseyside Scouts to recognise how much we value the support they give us by providing new and exciting activities that support the programme. 

Thank you to the 100+ volunteers from across the University who came together to deliver another fantastic event for our young people. We can't wait for next year!

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