CITER exhibits at the Urdd National Eisteddfod
30 May 2019
This year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod took place in Cardiff Bay between 27 May - 1 June. It was CITER’s first time to exhibit as part of Cardiff University’s pavilion. There was a full programme for the week and CITER exhibited on Tuesday 28th May.
The CITER exhibit included two activities; blood and cells and wound painting. Both activities promoted an understanding of blood component function and immunity. The children were given an overview of blood, its composition and function demonstrated by props. A hands on creating activity included making a cell found in the human body out of modelling clay. The wound painting activity involved the volunteer creating a wound, cut or bruise on the hand whilst teaching children how the body reacts when they cut themselves. Both activities proved to very popular with the children.
Many thanks to our Welsh speaking volunteers Iwan Palmer, School of Biosciences, Emily Owens, School of Biosicences and Iestyn Jones, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for their time and enthusing young children about science. Our next public event is the Green Man Festival which is taking place between 15 - 18 August, Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, Powys. CITER will be set up in the Einstein's Garden area, we hope to see you there! If you are a CITER member and wish to volunteer for this event please contact;