Ashfield Music Festival
On Friday 23rd March lecturers & undergraduates from the University of Liverpool delivered an Institute of Physics event to 48 Year 9 pupils from both Mosslands & Weatherhead.
On Friday 23rd March the lecturers and undergraduates from the University of Liverpool came in to Mosslands and delivered an Institute of Physics event to 48 Year 9 pupils from both Mosslands and Weatherhead.
The Ashfield Music Festival was a one day off-timetable activity in which students developed skills in enterprise and learnt how physics applies in the context of setting up a music festival by taking on one of six roles: project manager, health and safety advisor, construction manager, electrical engineer, sound engineer and lighting engineer.
The teams were supported by real-life scientists, as ‘experts’. The teams used a mixture of physics based knowledge, creativity and skills associated with enterprise in order to win the contract to build the main stage.
Callum Reid ‘ The event was a really good opportunity to work in a team and develop new skills. We learnt more about the jobs involved in creating a music festival. Once each member of the group was given different jobs from construction to lighting, they had to communicate information to each other about weight, positioning and voltage. This showed how physics could be used in everyday life. Once everything was agreed we had to make a presentation to a panel of dragons. This demonstrated the importance of teamwork and communication to get you message across.’