CLAHRC North West Coast at the 2016 Lancashire Science Festival

CLAHRC NWC participated in the award winning Lancashire Science Festival which took place from the 30 June to the 2 of July at the University of Central Lancashire. The festival is a free event that brings together a range of exhibitors from across the North West to put on an interactive show for school children, parents, families and the wider community.

The festival was open to primary and secondary schools on the Thursday and Friday, and open to the public on the Saturday. Embracing this festival theme of ‘Going beyond’, CLAHRC NWC research students and public advisors, along with members of the College of Health and Wellbeing, demonstrated how the CLAHRC NWC collaborative partnerships are going beyond traditional health and social care research to engage in some of the most pressing issues in the North West with a view to achieving fairer opportunities for health for all.

A big hit at the stand was our giant operation game where students and parents had to answer questions on health, and health inequalities in the North West. If they answered correctly they had 60 secs to show off their best surgical skills. The giant snakes and ladders game, which made its debut, at Lancaster University’s ‘Campus in the City’ event in May, also proved to be an excellent attraction for students of all ages. Community engagement is at the heart of what the Lancashire Science Festival is all about and with 13,000 visitors of all ages passing through the festival over the three days, it really was a fantastic opportunity to speak to people from across the North West to share with them the work we are doing here within the CLAHRC NWC.

The Lancashire Science Festival will return on 29th of June to the 1st of July 2017. You can keep up to date on the plans for next year’s festival by visiting the website or on Twitter at @LancSciFest. 

More articles     Posted on: 13 July 2016