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Briar Chemicals are excited and proud to be sponsoring the Norwich Science Festival Chemistry Day again this year; hosting a day of fun and interactive experiments for all the family, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Norwich Science Festival celebrates the vibrant and ground breaking scientific discovery and research in the eastern region. Last year, a staggering 75,000 people visited The Forum during the Festival and many more attended events across the city.

Briar Chemicals sponsors Norwich Science Festival
Zoologist and Children’s TV Presenter, Jess French, judged our ‘Exploring Nature’ themed poetry competition as part of NSF16

Tim Green, Briar Chemicals Site Manager said:

We want to inspire young people with the wonder of science, and hopefully encourage them to become the scientists of the future.

Children are intrigued about their surroundings from an early age. As part of our education programme, we provide opportunities for them to explore and experiment; helping create an interest and understanding of how science is all around us in our everyday life.

The ethos of our education programme is to Explore, Inspire and Achieve; encouraging all stakeholders to play a part in the education of the next generation of scientists.

It is important to engage with parents and teachers; an understanding of science generates enthusiasm to encourage people of all ages to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Briar Chemicals sponsors Norwich Science Festival
Astronomer and Patron of NSF17, Mark Thompson at the launch of our science themed poetry competition

Dr Sean Thurston, Royal Society of Chemistry (East) Coordinator said: “Chemistry day aims to show people how chemistry is all around us in our everyday life, whilst showcasing some of the fantastic scientists we have in East Anglia.”

Facts and Figures

  • 69% returned to NSF16 more than once
  • 78% rated NSF16 as good or very good
  • 87% said that they learnt something new

Save the date : 21-29 October 2017