The festival was buzzing all weekend, attracting over 3000 attendees on Friday alone! It was a great way for families to add variety to their summer holidays by engaging in games and other activities, attending talks and even having 3D toys made for them during the festival (we had a glimpse at some brilliant 3D geckos being made, so fascinating!).
The Society of Biology stand was one of the most popular ones at the festival, engaging over 200 children with their parents, more than half of whom made a fortune teller and played the matching pairs game. It is quite an art in itself to neatly fold a fortune teller, which is then followed by picking a number, folding the fortune teller as many times as the number picked and revealing a scientist with his or her most significant discovery. While folding a fortune teller needs concentration and dexterity, matching pairs game was all about memory and speed! Children could open only two cards out of sixteen at a time to try and find their scientist from the fortune teller with the matching discovery. Kids were very excited about the games, as some of them had already tried them at school, and those who hadn’t – picked it up very quickly and sometimes even came back for another one! Read more