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“How to Hack your Home”

Exciting science trip to The Lowry theatre

On Friday 3rd February, a group of Year 8 and 9 students attended the “How to Hack your Home” family science show at The Lowry theatre in Salford Quays.

The “How to Hack your Home” show was designed with students aged 11-14 years in mind to encourage them to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science.  A life ‘hack’ refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life

In partnership with the Royal Institution, electrical and electronics engineer Professor Danielle George MBE demonstrated how to use modern tools and technologies and things from the home to have fun and make a difference to the world.  The show revolved around robot instruments from the Robot Orchestra. 

Year 8 student Alex volunteered to go up on stage to illustrate how to conduct energy through your body and successfully created a drum beat with a ‘high five’ clap with Professor George!

Miss Vickers, Teacher of Science, said:

“It was fascinating to see Professor George using ‘hacks’ involving household objects to generate the robotic orchestra! The whole show encouraged our students to think with a creative and engineering mind-set.”


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