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The 2012 Caithness International Science Festival

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Science Festival 10 - 16 March 2012
This year marked the 10th Science Festival and it was the largest, involving all schools in Caithness as well as a whole weekend of activities for the general public.

The 2012 festival comprised workshops, shows, drama, hands-on activities and presentations for children from P1-P7. The presenter for the High Schools was Professor Louise Dolan who spoke about "What's Inside the Proton?".

The Festival, which has been held annually each year in Spring since 2003, coincided with National Science and Engineering Week.

Science Fair Weekend - Open to Public
Over the weekend of Sat 10 March (Thurso) and Sun 11 March (Wick), the Science Fair was open to all of the general public of Caithness. Read more about the Public Science Fair.

Open Evening
A free public event was held on Tuesday 13 March at the Pulteneytown Academy, Wick. Read more about the open evening program.

Teachers Curriculum for Excellence for Science
Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. Read more about improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education...



james soper

This year's Festival took place in 14 different school venues and 3 public venues. A total of 133 events were held in primary schools around the county involving 20 primary schools.

The 2 day public science fair attracted over 300 participants and members of the general public. The fair involved 14 local exhibiting groups.

41 local STEM Ambassadors, coordinated by Pat Kieran MBE, were mobilised to assist with the Fair and Festival.

Read more about the festival programme.

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