A Little Bit of Magic
A truly amazing day of scientific tricks and treats yesterday as the Big Bang science programme arrived in the Academy. The spell-bound Year 8 and Year 9 pupils were treated to a magical and highly charged workshop full of electric moments. Big Bang is a UK-wide programme led by Engineering UK which aims to bring science and engineering to life for young people and encourage them to engage with the STEM subjects. Workshop leader, physicist and chief magician Neil Monteiro, from Imperial College London, cast his own magical spell on the awe-struck students with a selection of mesmerising experiments exploring the power of scientific thinking and the difference between the real and the not-so-real. The magic of science or the science of magic…either way, a truly wonderful experience and thanks to Mrs Killen for her own magic touch in pulling it all together.