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Youth Activities

Youth Activities

If you want to see full details of the Youth Activities programme, BRLSI Bath Young Inventor of the Year Award and pictures of previous workshops go to:

http://brlsi.org/youthactivitiesgallery


The Youth Activities programme is part of the BRLSI’s Programme sub Committee’s outreach initiative to involve ALL enthusiastic learners under the age of 18 in all aspects of science and technology by linking up with local universities and making use of the full resources of the institution. There is a fee of £6 per workshop unless otherwise stated. Workshops are aimed at children over 8 and some workshops have a higher age limit.

What We Do

Once a month (on the second Saturday afternoon 1pm – 4pm) we provide workshops, in a wide variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering and maths. These workshops are organised in a caring, safe, learning environment which gives children and young people a chance to practise study, research and presentation skills.

We work closely with local institutions of higher education, receiving advice from academic staff and also input from undergraduate and postgraduate students who are passionate about sharing their subject knowledge. In addition, students from the Bath based, world famous Norland College for Childhood Education, assist with the supervision of our workshops.

BRLSI also provides tailor made science workshops for local schools and other groups.

Advance booking for all activities is essential and book early to avoid disappointment as most of our workshops are often fully booked three or four weeks in advance.

BOOKING PROCEDURE
Email to book places:
coolbookings@brlsi.org and leave details of workshop required and name and date of birth of children and contact telephone number. Please do not pay until your child's place has been confirmed.

Once your child's place has been confirmed, please pay through the BRLSI Shop website http://www.brlsi.org/shop/cat/128  stating: the child’s name, DOB, which sessions they would like to attend and a contact telephone number.  Once you have paid we will contact you again to confirm the selected sessions.

The payment for each workshop is £6. Workshops are for children aged 8 and over (unless otherwise stated). Please note that once a place is booked we cannot refund fees paid in the event of non attendance. Although there is a choice of workshops on the same day, you can only book for one workshop because they run concurrently.

If you want to make comments or ask questions then  go to http://www.brlsiyouthgallery.org and post your contribution.

Once your child's place has been confirmed, please pay through the BRLSI Shop website http://www.brlsi.org/shop/cat/128  stating: the child’s name, DOB, which sessions they would like to attend and a contact telephone number.  Once you have paid we will contact you again to confirm the selected sessions.

The payment for each workshop is £6. Workshops are for children aged 8 and over (unless otherwise stated). Please note that once a place is booked we cannot refund fees paid in the event of non attendance. Although there is a choice of workshops on the same day, you can only book for one workshop because they run concurrently.

Summer Term Programme

May 9th

Radio Building Workshop (10+) – 12 places only. Led by Radio Society of Great Britain.  Solder together a high frequency data receiver that has the capability to pick up amateur signals from all over the world.  The receiver is used with a PC or laptop and free software to decode the data signals.  You will be able to take your own receiver home because the kits have been kindly sponsored by the Radio Communication Foundation and the Radio Society of Great Britain.  Members from RSGB will be on hand to help.  Young people have made many of these receivers and we are confident that this workshop will be just as successful as our workshop last year (see the gallery on the BRLSI website). FULL - email coolbookings@brlsi.org to be added to a waiting list 

Stupendous Stones and Raucous Rocks! – 20 places only, With Eddie Bailey and Rob Palmer, geologists from Aggregate Industries Ltd.  We walk on them. We live inside them. We even eat them!  A study into the fantastical world of rocks and minerals, and how we use them. FULL - email coolbookings@brlsi.org to be added to a waiting list 

June 13th 

Can Chemistry Be Green? – 20 places only [this is repeat of the April session]. With Emma of University of Bath and friends.  Find out about how Chemistry and Engineering can be used to help save the planet!  Can we use lemons to power our houses? Or get plastics from sugar?  Come and find out with some hands on demos with the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. 1 place left

Rainbows and Colour – 12 places only. With Steve Kimmins. Come and find out easy ways to make rainbow colour effects.  There will be all sorts of fun experiments to do with the colours of the rainbow. FULL - email coolbookings@brlsi.org to be added to a waiting list

Support for Young Inventor Award – 20 places only. For families who have entered the Young inventor of the year award.

July 11th

Cooking up Cool Food Science with Ed – (9+) 8 places only. A chance to find out more about the food we eat. The taste, the colour the why and what. And to share in the experience of liquid nitrogen and ice cream!!! FULL - email coolbookings@brlsi.org to be added to a waiting list

Jelly Optics – 20 places only With Kerianne of the University of Bath and her friends.  Loads of optic experiments with laser pointers, syringes and some jelly.  We'll learn lots about light!  This will then allow us to consider some of the science behind how optical fibres work.  We’ll puzzle out how optical fibres can be used. FULL - email coolbookings@brlsi.org to be added to a waiting list

 

Support for Young Inventor Award – 20 places only For families who have entered the Young inventor of the year award.

To book, send name of child with date of birth, contact telephone number and name of workshop to: coolbookings@brlsi.org

Pay on line at www.brlsi.org/shop/youthactivities or at BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath.

 

 


Youth Activities - News

  • Cooking up cool science

    Saturday, 12th October - Childrens Workshop 1pm to 3pm . A chance to learn about the science of food

  • Come Tree Gazing July 27th 2pm

    Be the first to use the new BRLSI Tree Gazing Trail.
    Come and join Mark Cassidy B&NES Tree Officer at 16 Queen Square on Saturday July 27th at 2pm for an afternoon of summer fun looking at trees

  • Mayor launches new BRLSI Adelard Trail

    On Saturday March 9th as part of one of BRLSI 2nd Saturday Children's Science Workshops the Mayor launched The Adelard Trail

  • BRLSI Watery Mystery at Roman Baths

    BRLSI members provided fun tricks for families at The Roman Baths science evening on March 16th and now they are planning the next big event on Saturday April 13th 1pm Champion Trees. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. More details and photos at www.brlsi.org/youthactivitiesgallery.

  • Seth finds and draws the BRLSI Monster

    Seth visited BRLSI with his grandmother and followed the BRLSI Building Trail and tracked down the monster and also found lots of other interesting things.

  • Abigail first to beat the science trail

    Despite the weather Abigail and her mum beat the new BRLSI science trail, following in the steps of famous Bath Scientists and ending up at BRLSI 16 Queen Sq, site of the home of Dr Oliver, of biscuit fame

  • Paulton Junior School Wowed by Science Workshop

    Pupils from Paulton School along with 3 of their teachers visited BRLSI on Saturday November 17th and took part in a fun 'hands on' science workshop. They were really thrilled and promised to come back!

  • Tree party was great fun

    The latest BRLSI kids' workshop on Saturday Nov 10th was a great success. 15 children, BRLSI volunteers and some parents found out how to identify and measure the height girth and age of trees, in the Autumn sunshine and had great fun.

  • Party in a Tree

    Fun activity children's workshop on Saturday November 10th 1pm to 5pm. Hands on experimentation, detailed observations plus a walk in Victoria Park with Mark Cassidy B&NES Tree Officer

  • Half Term Fun: Weapons and Science

    Wednesday October 31st and November 1st. 11am to 1pm. A FREE drop in session for family activities. Meet BRLSI weapons expert. Do science experiment and tricks. Follow trails

Did you know...

Shakespeare ...

In our coins and medallions collection, the earliest medallion is from 1796.This shows a portrait bust of Shakespeare with inscription "JUBILEE AT STRATFORD IN HONOUR AND TO THE MEMORY OF SHAKESPEARE SEPT 1769 D.G. STEWARD"

Curatorial Curiosities

6-shot percussion pepperbox revolver Clough & Son of Bath

Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.