Albany Academy Science Faculty organised a night to remember at the Think Tank Birmingham Science museum for over 80 students and staff. Whilst there, they enjoyed an evening of experiments and activities culminating in a night camping in the museum among the exhibits as the museum was closed to the public.
Students took part in experiments linking to Tim Peaks recent visit to the International Space Station which demonstrated how simple, day-to-day tasks can be made more difficult in space, they got to handle some of the rare artefacts held at the museum, made use of all the interactive displays that challenged their scientific skills and then got to choose their own place to camp for the night. In the morning, students were able to play in the science garden that was filled with educational toys.
Year 7 student Holly Fisher said “It was a really fun event that was a once in a life time experience.”
Alex Exley, also in year 7, said “It was amazingly fun and he’d recommend it to anyone who wants an adventure.”
Head of the Science faculty, Miss Fox, who co-ordinated the visit, said, “It was a really fantastic trip and the students behaved impeccably throughout. Even though they had been in school all day, had a 3 hour coach journey and the final session finished at 11.30pm, they took part in all activities with enthusiasm and really impressed the museum staff.”