Many schools benefitted from events during the 2022 Science Festival.
EDDC countryside rangers led workshops in kick sampling and bug hunts in the Byes in Sidmouth and on the River Otter in Newton Poppleford with Sidmouth CE, St John’s International and Newton Poppleford Primary Schools. Year 5/6 from St John’s International School and Sidmouth Primary took part in a tree search provided by Sidmouth Arboretum and Year 5/6 from St John’s International School also did stream flow measurement in the Sid.
Classes at Sidmouth Primary and St Johns School also benefitted from a Brain Waves workshop run by Kings’ College London which involved building neurons and brainwaves races on The Ham. Over 600 primary school pupils benefited from the workshops which took place within the festival.
This year's schools' art hexagons were on the theme of Robots and 1475 from 11 schools were exhibited at Kennaway House: Awliscombe Primary School, Feniton Primary School, Newton Poppleford Primary, Offwell Primary, Payhembury Primary, Sidbury Primary, Sidmouth Primary, St. John's School Sidmouth, Tipton St John Primary, West Hill Primary and Whimple Primary
Sidmouth College benefitted from a visit from Engineer Hannah Nobbs, Dorset and Somerset Air ambulance and Years 7 and 8 had a Science Magic Show with Ian Dunne who also gave a performance at the Youth Club.