A new Isle of Wight science festival will be held at Cowes Enterprise College this year, after the school spent years hosting the successful Noel Turner Science Festival.

The 2024 event will raise awareness and interest in science, technology, engineering and maths - known as STEM subjects. 

It is planned for June 27 and 28 and will be themed around ‘lighting a spark’.

Children in Years 5 and 6 pupils, as well as those who are home-educated, are expected to attend, and there will be shows and exhibits, including from the Winchester Science Centre.

This time, it is being organised by Cowes Enterprise Academy and volunteers from the Isle of Wight branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, along with the Wight Aviation Museum and Community Action Isle of Wight. 

Thousands of children have attended science festivals in previous years. 

Would you like to be at June's Science Festival?

  • Companies, or organisations interested in supporting it, or primary schools which would like to attend, should email: iowsciencefestival@aerosocietyiow.org 

Rachel Kitley, Cowes Enterprise College principal, said: "We are proud to be able to provide this wonderful science fair.

“Providing enrichment opportunities such as this science fair, is truly a great opportunity to inspire budding scientists, which is key to raising aspirations and opening doors for all children." 

2024's funding comes from the Island's Daisie Rich Trust and Britten-Norman.