They are back! Join Mad Science this summer for more scientific wonderful-ness at the Cottenham Community Centre. Your mini Mad Scientists will be getting their lab coats on and test tubes out for the usual mix of hands-on science and whizz-bang fun.
Take a deep breath, get-set-go and learn all about our hearts and lungs… Build it high and strong during a session all about epic engineering… And ‘go green’ with the green science day, when everyone becomes an eco warrior!
With a whole new range of activities and experiments for those enquiring minds, Mad Science can’t wait to spark that scientific imagination again this summer. At The Cottenham Community Centre (Mon 3rd – Fri 7th August), plus other venues across the county, from 10am to 3pm. For children from age 4 to 11 years.
To book, visit www.madscience.org/east or call 01223 880997.
There was quite a buzz at Cottenham Village College on Saturday 2 May from early morning as stalls were set up and adults and children came to register for the two events in the Cottenham Fun Run 2015. As they were putting their names down and paying their fees, a group of Year 5 boys and girls played their ukuleles under the direction of music teachers Barbara Duckworth and Helen West. This project, to introduce all Year 5 children to the simple but rewarding instrument, was chosen as the beneficiary of the annual Cottenham Fun Run which is sponsored by the Fen Edge Community Association and Malary. After costs were covered, the Cottenham Primary School ukulele fund received £200.
The organiser of the Cottenham Fun Run 2015, Martyn Leeks, reported that the main 7k race attracted 80 adults and 21 children. 95 primary school children entered and completed the junior race of about a mile. You can see the results here, and Martyn can supply a list of all runners, positions and times if you contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org . He also thanked everyone involved – Fen Edge Community Association trustee Rebecca Cole, the marshalls, registrars, 2nd Cottenham Scouts and their leaders and helpers, and Cottenham Primary School who help make the Cottenham Fun Run happen.
The Year 5 Ukulele Group busked at the Cottenham Fun Run, their first appearance since the project began a term ago.
Rebecca Cole at the start line, with all the eager young runners raring to go once Barbara Duckworth, Chair of Governors of Cottenham Primary School, blew the horn.