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TV presenter’s science shows for Hampshire youngsters

BBC science presenter Jon Chase performed interactive shows at Winchester Science Centre in a bid to boost interest in the sciences among primary school children.

Statistics from 2015 showed 53% of teachers said teaching science had become less of a priority over the last five years, in a survey conducted by YouGov.

Jon Chase, from CBBC, who performed the shows children told WINOL: “Most kids are generally interested in experiments and fun demos but to do the deeper science, to do the maths and figuring out it sends some kids the other way”

Emily Thorpe, a spokesperson for Winchester Science Centre told WINOL: “It’s not just sitting in a classroom, were trying to spark that curiosity in the kids and really get then interested.”

Jon has performed three shows based on classical elements, he has more shows to come focusing on the science of light.


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