Wales Rally GB

We do love a good public event! We especially love the GB rally, which we have attended for the last 3 years. This year’s event was in Llandudno in Wales.

Wales Rally GB is a stage rally motor sport event and, in 2019, was the 12th round of the World Rally Championship. The event takes place over four days of competition and each day is divided into a number of ‘Special Stages’ which are when the drivers race against the clock for the fastest time. For the rest of the event they have to follow a pre-set schedule on normal public roads to get them to the next check point on time.

Branded as Wales Rally GB since 2003 when the Welsh Government became the principal funding partner, the rally is based out of a central Rally Village with competitive stages throughout north and mid Wales.

Wales Rally GB is organised and promoted by Motorsport UK.

We were invited to provide science entertainment for the school days on Thursday and Friday and also for the general public on the Friday night and Saturday. We were straight into the school days as soon as we arrived and we were incredibly busy making slime and encouraging the children to take part in our dry ice experiments. Slime is always extremely popular and it wasn’t long before we had a queue of around 40 children waiting to make their own slime. Even though it was pretty hectic we made sure we were explaining the science of slime making, so the children are learning, whilst having lots of fun!

Dry ice experiments are also always really popular as we encourage the children to add the dry ice into hot water and universal indicator and tell us what they discover. Dry ice experiments always look impressive! Especially when we add bubbles!

We always have a blast at public events but it’s always incredibly hard work! Seeing the children’s excited faces makes it worthwhile though!

Have a great weekend!

Love Katie, Carol, Anita and Sarah

The Lab Rascals team xxx

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