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CeBER Outreach 2017

19 Oct 2017 - 15:30

On Friday the 13th October 2017, CeBER in conjunction with partners Zeiss Microscopy, visited Siyazhaka Primary School in Phillipe for the Centre’s annual community outreach programme.

This year, the grade 6 learners were treated to views under three specialised microscopes with prepared slides, along with multiple displays that demonstrated scientific concepts using everyday objects. In addition to the firm favourites of erupting volcanos and home-made rocket launchers, some new attractions were added to the experimental exhibitions – including a cardboard-structured Robocop with mobile arms!

As always, the racially diverse CeBER team encouraged cross-cultural engagement with the scholars; the most pivotal and mutually-beneficial interaction of the day.

The CeBER Outreach Team would like to thank Prof Harrison for her ongoing support of this important initiative, as well as Zeiss Microscopy who not only contributed state-of-the-art microscopes, but also financially to the success of this outreach!