Imperial Festival

Last 7th and 8th of May we launched the Science Toy Award at the Imperial Festival. This is an annual science festival organized by Imperial College London.

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We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped made the stand and run the launch of the Science Toy Award during the Festival, of which Professor Dorothy Griffiths was key, without her support this award would have not been possible.

Summary of the Science Toy Award at the Imperial Festival

We had a beautiful stand designed by Paula Alenda with quotes from reports from scientific societies, photos, and stickers to give away to all our toy testers.

Visitors had the chance to play with all the toy entries that were competing for the Science Toy Award 2016.

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The response of the schools, alumni, Imperial staff, parents and children to the Science Toy Award was fantastic.

The Festival day exclusive for schools was fantastic, children were so engaged and asked great questions.

The open days to the public, many children came and play. They were ready to play, no instructions needed.


As children played, adults could not help but join as well. It was fun.

We asked parents about what do they look for when they buy a toy, they filled in questionaires. We also asked children to draw and sketch a science toy that they would like toy manufacturers to make.

Setting up the stand and tidying it up afterwards was hard work.