Learning for schools, home educators and youth organisations

A dedicated four day programme has been announced especially for schools, home educators and youth organisations.

From Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 October, there is an opportunity for young learners to attend FREE bookable sessions to immerse themselves in a fantastic programme of science via interactive exhibitions, presentations, science shows and lots of hands-on, noisy, scientific fun and innovation.

For youth groups such as Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides, bespoke twilight sessions are on offer, these will incur a small charge but will include a limited edition Norwich Science Festival visit patch badge.

All sessions for Infant, Primary, Cubs and Brownies are now fully booked.

However, there are still spaces available for Year 6 and Secondary students, Scouts and Guides and home education students.

These spaces are for a FULL day’s visit, split into two parts


Learners will visit the Science Stage Shows, delivered by Norfolk’s STEM Group students sharing their enthusiasm for science. The students are joined on the Science Stage by the One Show’s Dr Marty Jopson, presenting ‘The Science of Everyday Life’, or Show Me Learning’s Steve Allman, presenting ‘The Best of Science’ show.


PLUS learners can explore interactive exhibitions, make intriguing discoveries and enjoy colourful, creative, scientific fun. One of the highlights of the Norwich Science Festival is a life size model of a section of the Large Hadron Collider – the largest scientific experiment in the world.



The Forum is looking for keen young people to form a dedicated communications team for reporting on the festival. The team will receive training in:

  • Writing and distributing copy for the media and the festival website
  • Creating and managing social media across various platforms
  • Identifying good photo opportunities and taking photographs
  • Recording and documenting festival activities including making blogs, vlogs and films, and recordings for radio broadcasts
  • Initiating ideas for future festival activities

For more information on any of these activities for young learners and to book places please email sarah.power@theforumnorwich.co.uk  as soon as possible as demand is expected to be high.

Sarah Power, The Forum’s Learning and Events Manager said: “This is an open invitation for schools, home educators and youth organisations to get engaged and book their places for what promises to be a fascinating, interactive and exciting festival. Learning and discovery is a huge part of the Norwich Science Festival and we’re keen to involve as many young people as possible so they can benefit from all of the amazing activities on offer. They’re going to get to experience science in all sorts of surprising ways!”

The Norwich Science Festival is organised by The Forum and the learning programme is receiving much valued support from The Big Bang, Norse and the Foyle Foundation. The Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College is allowing the Norwich Science Festival use of its school hall and its close proximity to The Forum will allow students to visit the Science Stage Shows at Sir Isaac Newton and all of the science experiences on offer at The Forum.