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23/10/13: Electrifying exploration set for Manchester Science Festival

Budding scientists from across Greater Manchester will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of electric exploration next week as part of the annual Manchester Science Festival.
Children enjoying one of Electricity North West’s Bright Sparks sessions
Youngsters will be able to make or break a circuit, power a hair dryer with their feet and perform amazing tricks with static at a special event organised by Electricity North West.

Staff from the power network operator will be
on hand at the free event to
showcase how power gets from A to B come wind, rain or shine.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Manchester Science Festival and we’re looking forward to spending the day teaching children all about the wonders of electricity.

“It is vital that we inspire the engineers of the future and this event creates a great opportunity to highlight not only the importance of electricity, but also how exciting it can be.”

Electric Dreams, will take place on Wednesday 30th October from 10am-4pm at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The annual Manchester Science Festival, which is taking place between 24th October and 3rd November, aims to engage and inspire people with science in the most creative ways possible.

Follow @ElectricityNW to see updates and photos on the day.

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