As part of British Science Week and Careers Week, Year 8 students took part in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! This is a science dialogue event where students talk to real scientists then decide which scientist gets £500 in the form of an X Factor style competition. The scientist will then use the prize money to communicate their work. The students loved the event and were amazed to find out that the scientist were real people! They were able to ask the scientists a range of questions from what their job involved, what subjects they liked in school, about their pets, to science questions.
‘I’m a Scientist’ brings people together, gives young people a voice and teaches them about science and scientists in a fun, memorable and engaging way. It’s a fantastic STEM enrichment event for teaching How Science Works in schools, but more than that, it truly engages young people with real live science through energetic real-time text-based chats.