Parent power creates science extravaganza at Dunbar venues

Following the success of last years first 'Dunbar SciFest' which attracted over 2,000 visitors in just 5 hours, this years return saw the festival expand into a weekend extravaganza with double the number of extraordinary science activities for all ages.
Following the success of last years first 'Dunbar SciFest' which attracted over 2,000 visitors in just 5 hours, this years return saw the festival expand into a weekend extravaganza with double the number of extraordinary science activities for all ages.

The second Dunbar SciFest attracted more than 3,500 visitors over three days at the weekend.

Youngsters enjoyed the Friday morning science shows at Dunbar Primary as well as the event itself at the school’s John Muir Campus on Saturday and Sunday.

More than 80 parents were among the 100 plus volunteers who offered their services to ensure the smooth running of the SciFest which featured 42 participants who presented science shows, workshops, drop-in sessions, demonstrations and talks. A team of deaf interpreters also made this such a special and accessible event for visitors from the deaf community.

The festival created such an impact that it’s now being supported by the Scottish Government and East Lothian Council and has been nominated for a National Science and Engineering Week award.

Visitors from Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders as well as Glasgow and Fife attended.

Sponsors of the event included the Scottish Government, East Lothian Council, Dunbar Community Council, EDF Energy (Torness) and Community Windpower and Lafarge.