Inquisitive minds expand during Summer of Discovery - The Rugby Observer

Inquisitive minds expand during Summer of Discovery

Rugby Editorial 20th Aug, 2022   0

INQUISITIVE young minds have been expanding at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (RAGM) this summer.

The Little Elborow Street venue has been hosting a Summer of Discovery during the school holidays.

Staff have been using elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) to engage children in activities that will help them ask thoughtful questions, discover answers, apply what they learn, and develop creative solutions to problems.

The Observer popped along to see kids take part in Construction Challenges, part of the gallery’s Mini Inventors sessions for children aged six and under.

The venue has also been hosting Invention Lab sessions, giving kids aged seven and upwards the chance to have a go at coding, circuit building, stop motion animation and robotics.

Inspired by the gallery’s Louise Bourgeois Exhibition, Science of Sculpture sessions have been helping younger kids explore the properties of different materials and the science behind structures.

And RAGM will host free Live Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) demonstrations by the University of Warwick on Wednesday (August 24).

Prof Margaret Low and Dr Phil Jemmett will showcase live science experiments, demonstrate a robotic arm, and show how to create patterns with computer code and stitch them into fabric with a digital embroidery machine.

Summer of Discovery has been made possible with the support of the Royal Society.

Sessions continue until September 3. Visit for more information.


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