The Imagine Club - stimulating young minds

YUK
14th October 2006
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YUK - click for more picturesThe title says it all - A day of things that made you go “YUK!!!”.

The following gives some idea of the main activities that were undertaken, however the pictures tell the whole story.

 

The event welcomed back The London Science Museum and also introduced the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. The BBC also gave generous support to the event with a contribution of challenges from the CBBC show “RAVEN”.

Blood and guts obviously featured heavily as will slime and gunk. Creative thinking, teamwork and mental agility all helped to engage the youngsters in a full day which was like no other. Even though the title may sound off-putting, the event was crammed full of interesting fact and practical experience. The graphic demonstration of the digestive system which followed the passage of food through the body from start to finish was quite astonishing and resulted in many urrrs, aaaahhhhs and YUK’s!

The day was crammed full as usual and the children all managed to navigate their way through the programme which included a message from Raven with and hands on solving of challenging 3D puzzles which required teamwork to complete, a workshop involving touch, taste & smell (trust and the difficulties blind people face), a session dedicated to making slime (physical change and chemical properties) and a gruesome session on First Aid and battlefield style wounds.

The children all took home goody bags which included a handy pocket size guide to first aid, ‘Science Museum’ pencils and several other items including their own packet of slime!

106 children took part and all made our Polish visitors particularly welcome. Many have already formed friendships and some are looking forward to our second trip to Poland which is pencilled in for June next year.