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Scrapheap challenge week at Geevor- part of NSEW

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2014 by geevor


Every year millions of people take part in National Science & Engineering Week  events around the UK.  This year, if you want to take part in one of the best events happening, you don’t need to go to London or Bristol, just pop down to Geevor Tin Mine.

Clint Hosking, learning manager at Geevor Tin mine was delighted to find that Geevor’s Scrapheap Challenge event has been placed in a short list of 3 to win the best engineering event award this year.

On Friday 21st of March, Hannah Stretton, of The Science Association will be visiting Geevor to observe some of the 200 students from 8 local secondary schools who are taking part in the event. During the event, the students build a waterwheel from scrap and test it for its pulling power

“It’s fantastic to have an opportunity to show The Science Association that passion for Science and Engineering is very much alive down here. Although we have lost the tin mining industry, our science and engineering past is continuing to inspire young people into careers in the industry” said Jo Buckingham, organiser of the event.

Scrapheap challenge is open to the public during Geevor’s family fun science day on Sunday the 23rd March from 10 to 2pm.