Edge Hill’s annual free festival of Primary Science will take place later this month, with local primary school children, trainees, teachers and families encouraged to attend.

The Science Under the Stars: Our Fragile Earth event on Friday 24th March (4-7pm) will offer interactive stalls, activities and lectures all focused on helping children to understand our planet; its place in the Solar System and how to take care of it.

More than 20 local and UK organisations will have a presence at the festival, including Liverpool Astronomical Society, Mad Science, Martin Mere, RSPCA, RSPB and West Lancashire Rangers.

The evening will also feature the premiere of ‘Our Fragile Earth’, a story created by Impossible Theatre together with children from St Philip’s C of E Primary School, Liverpool and St Peter’s C of E Primary School, Mawdesley.

Frith Murphy, Primary Science Subject Leader at Edge Hill said: “Science Under the Stars: Our Fragile Earth will build on the legacy of Tim Peake’s mission to continue to educate and excite primary children about the wonders of our planet. We welcome local primary school children, trainees, teachers and families to this inspiring evening which is free to attend with no booking required.”

This event is jointly funded by Edge Hill University and the European Space Education Resource Office.

For more information please contact frith.murphy@edgehill.ac.uk