Young fans of Science Week

PUBLISHED: 13:55 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:14 31 May 2010

Callum, Eleanor and Heather made fans to mark National Science and Engineering Week - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Callum, Eleanor and Heather made fans to mark National Science and Engineering Week - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

CHILDREN and grownups got creative when they made fans as part of National Science and Engineering Week at Saffron Walden Museum. More than 50 people attended the event on Saturday and Sunday and created colourful fans from recyclable materials. The muse

CHILDREN and grownups got creative when they made fans as part of National Science and Engineering Week at Saffron Walden Museum.

More than 50 people attended the event on Saturday and Sunday and created colourful fans from recyclable materials.

The museum's education officer, Jenny Gibsone, said: "The weekend went really well and I was amazed at how clever people were as they really had to use their brains.

"Making a fan is more difficult than you might think because it has to fold up."

Firm Etymon, based at the Shire Hill Industrial Estate, provided the scrap materials including card.

The museum is holding a competition for the best fan made from clean and non-perishable materials, with a top prize of £50 in three age categories.

"We haven't got any entries from teenagers so they'd have a good chance of winning and there's still time to enter," added Ms Gibsone.

The closing date is April 30 and fans should be handed in at the museum with contact details.

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