Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

​Would you like to find out your Lung Capacity?

This was one of the questions that the Elite Scientists were asking the general public, at the Great Exhibition Road Festival, over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of June 2019.

It was a scorching weekend, where the students interacted with members of the public across the ages, relating with the Imperial College Alumni, as well as the general public, from all over the world! They did a fantastic job of explaining their scientific project ”Does the A40 affect the lung function of students?”, in a very accessible, hands-on way. Each Elite Scientist was graded by each person they saw, out of 5, and the winning student got a prize. We are very proud of them, they did a sterling job, at this once-in-a-lifetime prestigious event.

As well as working, the students also had breaks where they were able to see up to 400 scientists from across the disciplines, share their research in a hands-on way. One nice thing, was that Emily Candler, who is Executive Director of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, came to seek us out, as she was interested in the student’s project. Emily is the one in the grey and white patterned dress.

The whole of the Exhibition Road was closed to traffic for this massive festival, celebrating the bicentenary of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. There probably won’t be another one for 100 years. Establishments such as Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A Museum, and National Geographic Society, to name but a few, were all involved in this festival.

Well done to all the Elite Scientists, and thank you so much to all my staff helpers, Who helped give me a break: Ms Neilson, Mr Cranshaw, Mrs Hameed, Ms Chandon, Ms Vuoto and Ms Lyon. Also, thank you to all the people that visited our stall.

Ma Anita Kapila
Science Teacher
Leader of Elite Scientists

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