Scrapheap challenge public event- Sun March 24th 10 am-2pm

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by geevor

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 Everybody is invited.

Come to Geevor and have a go at our award winning scrapheap challenge. 

Build your own water wheel, If yours is the fastest you will win a £25 gift token for the Geevor shop.

Use your wheel to perform a twurling optical illusion.

Normal admission prices apply. Run as a drop in session between 10am-2pm on Sunday March 24th.

Suitable for all family members.

 

Scrapheap Challenge – Free event for Year 7 students

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2013 by geevor

scrapheap challege

 

National Science and Engineering Week (15th -24th March 2013).

Winning Event

Last year our Scrapheap Challenge won the top prize of “Best Engineering Event“ throughout the whole of National Science and Engineering week! So thank you very much to all the schools who participated last year and helped make it such a success.

 We challenge you to design and build a waterwheel out of everyday scrap materials provided by Geevor. Your  water wheel must pull a cart the furthest distance in the fastest time.

Prizes

School prize

The winning school will receive £100 for your school science or technology club plus the Trophy for a year.

Team prize

The winning team (up to 5 students a team) – you will get free family entry to Geevor for a year.

Every participant

Every entry will receive a certificate showing the test results of their water wheel.

This year you can also use the event to complete a bronze CREST award.

Contact Jo Buckingham for more details on 01736 788662 oe email jo.buckingham@geevor.com

 

Scrapheap challenge 2013 – details for schools

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2013 by geevor

Scrapheap challenge details for school

Choose your Yr.7 students (up to 32 students for free).

Divided students into small teams of preferable 2-4 people, with no more than 16 teams from each school.

Help them complete the design guidance worksheets

Contact Jo Buckingham to book them in- either  9:30 – 12.30 or 12.30- 3.10.

The assembly and testing of the waterwheels will take place at Geevor and the scrap materials and tools required on the day of the competition will be provided.

 

 Additional students

We have had many schools requesting to bring more students.  As soon as all the schools have had a chance to book their first group of 32 we will open up any other available slots. We do ask that you bring no more than 16 teams in total. And any additional students will need a different time slot.

We also ask for a £1 donation per extra student over the 32 to go towards running costs of the event.

Scrap heap challenge time slots

Morning Session

         

 

Time

Activity for Group 1

Time

Activity for Group 2

9.30am

Introduction. Hats.

9.30am

Introduction. Hats.

 

9.45am

Waterwheel Assembly on Tin Floors (up to 8 teams)

9.45am

Energy Tour of Geevor

 

 

10.45am

Testing Time!

Evaluation of Wheels

10.45am

Waterwheel Assembly on Tin Floors (up to 8 teams)

 

11.30am

Energy Tour of Geevor

11.45am

Testing Time!

Evaluation of Wheels

 

12.30pm

LUNCH. Depart.

12.30pm

LUNCH. Depart.

Afternoon Session        

Time

Activity for Group 1

Time

Activity for Group 2

12.30pm

Introduction. Hats.

12.30pm

Introduction. Hats.

 

12.40pm

Waterwheel Assembly on Tin Floors (up to 8 teams)

12.40pm

Energy Tour of Geevor

 

 

1.25pm

Testing Time!

Evaluation of Wheels

1.40pm

Waterwheel Assembly on Tin Floors (up to 8 teams)

 

2.10pm

Energy Tour of Geevor

2.25pm

Testing Time!

Evaluation of Wheels

 

3.10pm

Depart.

3.10pm

Depart.

 

 

 

 

You can extend your morning visit to a day to include the Hard Rock museum and underground. For this there is a small charge of £2 per student.

 

Underground and Hard Rock museum option

 

 

Time

 

Activity   for group 1

 

Activity   for group 2

12.30-1.00

Lunch

Lunch

1.00-1.45

Underground

Underground

1.45-2.15

Hard Rock Museum

Hard Rock Museum

2.15

Depart

Depart

 If you are interested in turning this event into a Bronze CREST award, get in touch with Jo Buckingham at Geevor on 01736 788662 or email jo.buckingham@geevor.com

 

An evening of Christmas Cheer at Geevor on 20th December

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2012 by geevor

On Thursday the 20th of December, Geevor Tin Mine will be holding it’s community Christmas event at 7pm in The Hard Rock Museum. Pendeen Silver Band will be performing and Father Christmas will be present and handing out presents to Children. This free event is open to all who enjoy a bit of festive cheer. See you there!

Christmas Ornament Workshops at Geevor

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2012 by geevor

           Over the Sundays on the lead up to Christmas, Geevor will be running Christmas Ornament Workshops

Sunday 25th             November 10am-12 noon
Sunday 25th             November 1.30pm-3.30pm
Sunday 9th December 10am-12 noon
Sunday 9th December 1.30pm-3.30pm
Sunday 16th             December 10am-12 noon
Sunday 16th             December 1.30pm-3.30pm

£5 per person for workshop only.

£12.95 workshop + main site entrance.

£8.50 Visitors accompanying workshop participants main site entrance.

Senior Citizen £5 per person for workshop only

£11.50 workshop + main site entrance

Senior Citizens accompanying workshop participants £7.00 main s

Children (4-16) &  Students (16+) £5 per person workshop only

£9.00 workshop + main site entry

Children & students accompanying workshop participants £4.50 main site entrance.

ite entrance.

Festive Thursdays 6th, 13th & 20th December 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2012 by geevor

On the three Thursdays in the run up to Christmas,Geevor is holding ‘Festive Thursdays’.

Visitors to Geevor will be able to take a guided surface tour for the heavily discounted price of £4. Relax and take in the stunning views from the award winning Count House Café while enjoying a free mince pie and finish off the day with some Christmas shopping in the Mine Shop with everything discounted by 10%

For more details please contact Geevor on 01736 788662 or email us on bookings@geevor.com

 

Geevor family history evening on 26.11.12

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2012 by geevor

The Cornwall Records Office and Cornwall Studies Library are teaming up with Geevor for a family history event. Come to Geevor and find out how we can help you research your family history.

Held At 7pm in the Hard Rock Museum  on Monday 26th November.

£3 per person.

Booking advisable. Please call 01736 788662 for more information.

http://www.geevor.com

          

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