A Scientific Playday in Wrexham!
Techniquest Glyndŵr provided a major scientific boost to Wrexham’s popular Playday which took over a number of places in the town centre of Wrexham last Wednesday 1st August.
Making full use of the empty former TJ Hughes building in Henblas Square, the Wrexham based Science Discovery Centre laid on a huge array of fun activities designed to engage with children of all ages and their families all absolutely free. And visitors flocked into the building in their hundreds to take part.
The ground floor of the building was packed with fun seeking families for the whole day and was filled with a range of stalls, activities such as diddy car racing, juggling and special interactive displays.
Several departments of Wrexham Glyndŵr University had brought along staff and equipment to the PlayDay event and were providing a variety of interactive experiences throughout the day.
The Forensics Department had organised a fingerprinting activity, virtual reality experiences and practice flights with mini drones were provided by the Electronics Department, and TV studio equipment was set up by the Creative Industries Department giving children the experience of being “on camera” in front of a green screen as in a real studio.
Bangor University School of Natural Sciences and the RSPB both provided interactive exhibits and experts in wildlife and ecology which supported the Operation Earth project which featured in Techniquest Glyndŵr’s public programme
Senior Exhibition and Events Officer Mandy Jones, who organised Techniquest Glyndŵr’s activities said:
“It’s been a brilliant day and we’ve been really busy. We were very pleased to add to Wrexham’s ever popular PlayDay activities by providing our special science engagement. Having different parts of Glyndŵr University contributing their staff and equipment really helped to add extra interest and I could see that a lot of our visitors were interested in what they had on offer.
The event also coincided with a visit of panel members from the Inspiring Science Fund who are currently assessing our funding bid to enable us to move permanently to the town centre. We were pleased to show them how much the public have got involved with us here and how popular we are with families.”