Sound workshop at Shepton Library
SHEPTON Mallet Library, a place where silence is usually golden, is hosting a workshop about the science of sound.
The library has teamed up with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) and the University of Bath to organise a family learning event: What’s all the noise about?
The workshop is aimed at children aged between eight and 11 and has arisen from a grant awarded by the Institute of Physics to run workshops in rural areas.
Dr Alex Narduzzo, a teaching fellow at the university and secretary of the Institute of Physics in the south west said: “We encourage our students to improve their skills in communicating science. So we ask them to make activities for children and then to support the kids as they have fun finding out fundamental principles of science. These workshops are part of our outreach programme.”
Paul Thomas, convenor of children’s activities at BRLSI, said he hopes children attending the workshop “Will discover the scientific facts behind the noises and the sounds we hear every day.
He said: “At BRLSI we run monthly hands on science workshops but not all children can get into Bath so that is why we’ve teamed up with the University of Bath so we can take science out into rural areas.
“So my challenge to local children during the half term is: Don’t just make a row, find out where the sounds come from, go to and why.”
Carol James at Shepton Mallet Library said: “Families are going to love this workshop all about sound and as half term is during the Family Learning Festival we were delighted that Paul and Alex came up with the idea.”
The workshop at the library takes place on Saturday November 2 from 10.30am until 11.30am.
It is free but limited to 10 places. Bookings can be made at the library in person, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0845 3459177.