Posted on 17 June 2003
The York Learning Festival officially starts on Saturday 21 June and runs for a week; the events on Thursday are part of the pre-festival promotional activities.
The chemistry stand on Parliament Street will be part of the University's contribution to the annual Learning Festival. There will also be displays about the summer school it is running through the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, and Green Apples, the scheme which tries to raise the aspirations of pupils whose families do not have a history of going to University. This is a scheme run jointly by all the higher education providers in York.
Martial arts students will demonstrate their techniques, and sporting students will demonstrate how they help sports in the community.
Liz McNeil, Learning Festival co-ordinator, said: "It's very appropriate to have the University taking such an active part in the Learning Festival during its fortieth anniversary. It has always contributed a lot to the life of the city and this year's displays are great fun for children and adults alike."
Other activities, all free, which the University will run during the Festival of Learning include:
Full details are at www.bbc.co.uk/northyorkshire/learning