Mad scientists inspire children at Welwyn school

ROBOTS, slime and a group of mad scientists came to a Welwyn Hatfield school over the summer holidays.

Sherrardswood School in Welwyn hosted a week-long summer camp organised by Mad Science, a Chorleywood-based company which aims to help children aged four to 11 fall in love with science.

The company holds workshops, events and after school clubs throughout the year designed to increase students’ understanding of scientific principles through interactive hands on activities.

At the Lockleys school, each day was based around a different theme, with subjects including the Olympics, robots, the five senses and slime.

Steph Goynes, Mad Science’s after school co-ordinator, said: “Our mission statement is ‘sparking imaginative learning’.


You may also want to watch:


“We go into schools and after school clubs and try to enhance the children’s learning, and make science exciting for them.”

She added: “We’ve been working over the six weeks of the school holidays at various locations, and we spent a week in Welwyn.

Most Read

“It was a positive week. A lot of people that came on the Monday signed up for another day later in the week, which is always good.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter