On Saturday we welcome Mad Science to Lightfoot Green as our main match sponsor for the game with Hull. We managed to catch up with Director Caroline Chesworth to find out more about Mad Science.
Tell us a little about Mad Science and what you do…..
Mad Science is a multi-award winning science communication business. Our aim is to inspire scientists of the future on a scale that will make a real difference to the future workforce of the region. Our events and programmes get kids hands-on with science experiments and activities, harnessing their innate curiosity about the world and learning whilst having fun. It’s our scale and reach that set us apart from other providers, reaching over 150,000 kids each year in the north alone. We’re bigger than you might think!
What services do Mad Science offer that might be of interest to ‘Hoppers members?
Your members may have already heard of us, perhaps their kids have taken part in Mad Science at school or been to a Mad Science party?
What they might not know is that we also deliver large, bespoke events and programmes for corporate clients including family fun days ‘pop up science zones’ and inspiring educational tours. These types of events chime with the corporate social responsibility and future workforce development objectives of many large companies in our regions and our clients include Astra Zeneca, Certas Energy UK, National Grid and Getrag Ford to name but a few.
Our holiday camp programmes are also a great opportunity for parents to keep their children occupied, having fun and learning during the school holidays and we are delighted to announce that we’ll be running a 3 day camp at Preston Grasshoppers this Easter Holidays. You can book your kids online at http://bookings.madsciencenw.com/.
What connections to Mad Science have to ‘Hoppers?
Mad Science MD, Caroline Chesworth, has a long connection to the club as rugby sister, wife and mum. I have washed a lot of kit in my time!
Why are Mad Science keen to sponsor a ‘Hoppers 1st XV game?
It’s a club with a great family reputation and thriving sport development programme in The Mini’s Section. We are thrilled to be main match sponsors and look forward to a long and positive association with the club.
What is it about Science that fascinates children?
Children are innately curious about the world and love to learn by ‘doing’. That’s why hands-on science activities are so appealing to them. We also focus on teaching scientific method so that kids can create their own experiments to test out their ideas. The messier and noisy the better, naturally!
What are your predictions for Saturday’s game?
I am seeking advice on this one and will get back to you! Ha ha!
We hope that Caroline, her colleagues and guests have a great day on Saturday!