Charles Read Academy students visit Cambridge University for science festival

Charles Read Academy students enjoy experiments at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Charles Read Academy students enjoy experiments at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
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Students from Charles Read Academy, Corby Glen, were invited to attend a prestigious event at Peterhouse College, Cambridge University, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival this month.

Twelve Year 8 and 9 students got involved in hands-on experiments in the University’s Department of Chemistry. This included creating their own ‘goo’, mixing their own perfumes and making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. They were also invited to the Guildhall to look at a prototype space probe, called ‘Bruno,’ which is due to be sent on an 
expedition to Mars to search for signs of life.

Rachel Ellis, Year 8 student, said: “I loved the Science Festival so much it has really inspired me to think about science as a career. I absolutely loved chatting to the students at Peterhouse College and I am now going to concentrate on working hard in science and hopefully one day I’ll be graduating from Cambridge University too.”