LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire, England (26 April, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, completed its first collaborative project with local school children at “Science World,” the largest lab show in the UK, held this past week at Wembley Stadium.
On 19 April, 14 pupils from the Limehurst School Science Club participated in the event and entered the Science Hall of Fame.
The Limehurst pupils, aged 12 -14, were tasked with producing their own product display at the show, and they worked closely with their business mentors at Fisher Scientific to develop creative and business skills. The pupils were not only excited to enter the Science Hall of Fame, but also at the chance to meet “Wonders of the Universe” star and world renowned particle physicist Professor Brian Cox. He paid a surprise visit to the pupils following his keynote speech at the event. Professor Cox congratulated the team on their efforts and spent 15 minutes chatting with them and signing their custom lab coats.
“We couldn’t believe it,” said Patrycja, 13 who was part of Limehurst School’s marketing team for the project. “We’d been watching Professor Cox give his speech about the big bang theory and had to return to our display straight after. Then suddenly he appeared at our stand. He was really kind and looked really interested in our project.”
“Our collaboration with Limehurst School has been rewarding for everyone involved,” said Emily Quinton, marketing promotions manager at Fisher Scientific and event organiser. “We’re delighted that Brian took the time to congratulate them on all their hard work – they deserve it!”
To find out more about the event and view the highlights of Science World 2012, please visit www.fisher.co.uk/events.