South Gloucestershire libraries celebrate British Science Week


Young people across South Gloucestershire have been getting involved in British Science Week (10-19 March), with a range of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) themed activities taking place at local libraries.

Amongst the attractions is STEM’s amazing family fun fair which takes place at Yate library on Saturday 18 March, 10.30am to 3.30pm. The fair will feature games and side shows, offering a chance to try your luck to see if you can be a winner and unravel the mysteries of everyday science. There will be a number of science experiments to take part in including mysterious smell tests, a marble run, light bending, 3D glasses and more, plus the smoothie bike will be offering pedal powered refreshments.

There is also an opportunity for visitors to code their own games inside Minecraft between 10.30am and 12.30pm and a Lego club is running between 2pm and 3pm, where budding engineers can get creative.

There is also Super Science Saturday taking place at Staple Hill Library on Saturday 18 March from 2pm to 4pm, which will explore the theme of change with fun experiments and activities.

Communities Committee Chair Cllr Heather Goddard said: “British Science Week is a celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths, and provides the perfect opportunity to inspire our young people for their future careers. Come along to the family fun fair at Yate Library to find out more.”

Other libraries in South Gloucestershire have been hosting various events to celebrate British Science Week, including hands-on science fun sessions at Downend and Staple Hill libraries. STEMs amazing family fun fair was also held at Filton Library on 11 March.

We would love to see your photos and hear about the Science Week events – follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and please include #BSW17 in your posts.

For more information visit