Hundreds Flock to Big Biology Day
Stamford’s second Bioscience festival, hosted by Stamford High School, was a great success, with hundreds of people attending from the town and further afield. Adam and Mary Cade helped people to get involved in apple pressing, making juice, described as ‘the best ever’, using apples from our local community orchards. Ben Braou of Alltech had people digging through yeast to find hidden treasures and Tim Mackrill and his team of volunteers explained about the re-introduction of the wonderful Osprey. There was also a huge number of activities; in fact there was so much to do, that many people stayed for the entire day and others commented that if they had realised how many activities there would be, they would have come earlier!
Dr Mike Leahy, with his Big Red Zoo Bus said, “It was a fantastic event from my perspective, far busier than last year.”
Event organiser and Head of Biology, Anne Johnstone, said: “Thank you to all the student helpers and staff who were fantastic in bringing this event to life; it would not have happened without them.”
Big Biology Day will be returning in 2015.