Help your child discover their future

Council News
09:27, Thursday, 17th March 2022

Your child will find their wings at the free family Discover event in Scunthorpe this Saturday.

The event, organised by North Lincolnshire Council and held at the Engineering UTC on Carlton Street, is designed to help five to 13-year-olds and their families gain and explore future skills – from designing a rocket to saving a life.

A glider simulator from Trent Valley Gliding Club will give youngsters a taste of what it is like to be a pilot, while Lab Rascals will demonstrate an awe-inspiring planetarium show and breath-taking hands-on dry ice experiments.

Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (11.30am to 1.30pm) will explain how to look after reptiles and exotic animals while Study Utd FC will hold coding and digital sessions.

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.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “As we learn to live with Covid-19 and get used to interacting with each other and society it is important we build back our communities stronger than ever – Discover is a great way of doing that.

“Not only it is a fun event for families it will help the next generation explore their potential.”

Discover will be officially opened at 11am on Saturday March 19 by Scunthorpe MP Holly-Mumby Croft and runs until 4pm – no need to book, just turn up.

Humberside Police will be at the event 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.

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.

Crafts will be held next door to the UTC in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, and anyone completing four activities on the day can receive a Discover certificate of achievement.

The event comes as the rate of Covid-19 infections across the region have risen and health bosses have urged people to carry on taking sensible precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

This includes testing when you have symptoms, staying at home if you feel unwell, wearing face coverings in crowded places or when meeting people you don’t usually see and letting in fresh air when possible.

It is also never too late to get vaccinated – pop up vaccination centres are still taking place across the region, with first, second and booster jabs all available.