Fantastic free fun event will help kids discover their potential

Schools, Libraries and Learning
16:59, Tuesday, 1st March 2022

An amazing free event will help five to 13-year-olds explore their future skills while having fun.

The Discover event is being held in the Engineering UTC, Carlton Street, Scunthorpe on Saturday 19 March, 2022, 11am to 4pm.

No booking is needed – just turn up between 11am and 4pm.

Interactive activities, fascinating science experiments and hands-on entertainment will encourage kids to gain and explore future skills – even including how to build a rocket!

It will also help them and their parents understand the wealth of career opportunities North Lincolnshire has to offer.

A range of local businesses and organisations will be staging activities, games and challenges for children to enjoy.

Lab Rascals will be inspiring children with the joy of science thanks to their awe-inspiring planetarium show and breathtaking hands-on dry ice experiments.

The paramedics of tomorrow will be enthralled with Mini Medics, who will teach them the actions they can take in an emergency, including CPR and dealing with choking and bleeding.

Children will also get their own first aid manual full of fun activities.

Humberside Police will be in attendance giving youngsters a taste of what it is like to be a real-life crime fighter, while Humberside Fire and Rescue will be running a water challenge.

North Lindsey College will stage performance art and sports activities, while UCNL will demonstrate fun science with weight-bearing straw structures.

Classrooms at the UTC will be opened up for a range of experiments and demonstrations, including a fun rocket challenge.

Even more businesses and activities will be revealed over the next two weeks.

Every child attending will receive an activity sheet to complete, and they will be presented with a certificate if they complete four different tasks.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Discover will not only be a day of fantastic fun events for children and parents – it will help raise aspirations.

“We are building a strong, thriving community in North Lincolnshire, and a major part of that is to help the next generation explore their potential.

“Discover will motivate our youngsters to think big and aim high, and teach them that they can be anything they want to be.”

Businesses who want to be part of Discover can contact the Events Team on events@northlincs.gov.uk