Lab_13 Irchester and the Medical Research Council

Year 6 children have been collaborating with the Medical Research Council to help celebrate their centenary(100 years birthday!). All of our work was showcased in an exhibition in Imperial College, London over Easter holidays.

25.04.13 691There was a series of installations each telling different but overlapping stories. There was a historical lab showing research that was being done 100 years ago next to a modern lab which is researching neurotechnology or brain science.  The part we worked on was the Future Sound Installation where we shared our hopes and fears for the next century. What will the world be like in 2013? Our opinions were among those of famous public figures who gave their views also.  For example, Chloe and Brooke worry that the earth will be overpopulated by 2013 because of so much research in keeping people alive longer but this will cause a problem as we will run out of resources very fast!

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Photos of the children who took part were being displayed on a giant wall and you had to wear 3D glasses to see them. Jordan went to visit the exhibition and was very proud to see his work displayed. He said that it was very funny seeing people match him to the photos on the wall and the video interviews being played in the cinema.

We might still be alive in 2113 so it was good to see our faces up next to famous people and everyone listening to what we had to say too – Jordan Year 6

25.04.13 692You can watch all of the video interviews on the Strictly Science Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/strictlyscience/videos

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