Science-tastic celebrations for International Day of The Girl

 

Over 1000 girls and young women from across the North West came together for an unforgettable day of science. Elements was filled to the brim with exciting STEM-based activities and challenges. 

During the day the girls met some real life experts from different scientific backgrounds, and completed some fun and exciting workshops around a number of different venues.

To celebrate International Day of The Girl, Girlguiding North West England arranged this multi-location event, which saw girls taking part in activities at museums and universities in Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire.

 The day aimed to challenge some of the perceptions uncovered in the Girls Attitude Survey. The largest annual survey of girls’ opinions found that more than half of girls think science is for boys, with 60% of girls moving away from engineering because of lack of female role models.  

Mollie Kay, 12, said: “I had such a fun day at Elements. I really enjoyed the Flash Bang Chemistry show it was so exciting.”

Bekky Ashmore, Assistant Region Chief Commissioner, said “Elements was a perfect way to celebrate International Day of The Girl. It was fantastic to see so many girls and young women engaging with science as many tend to shy away from STEM subjects.”

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