Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Today is Helen's birthday and I thought it would be a great way to celebrate by sharing some of her best moments from our time together as science presenters.

We started working together in 2007 as part of the education team at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

and then in 2011 we jumped off a cliff together to create Science2U to share science with schools throughout the North West and N. Wales.

Helen is our organiser - she makes sure we have all our ducks in a row especially as far as finance is concerned. She makes sure we get paid by schools and she pays the bills.

She also has a brilliant talent for hunting out a bargain as far as kit is concerned. She scours the shops looking for things we can use  in the shows and often gets quite funny looks at the stuff she buys ( her mini baths are a famous part of the bath bomb experience)

Often in the shows it will be Helen that actually does the demonstration and I will do the talking so most of the pictures that get taken are of her.

She has such a gentle way with little ones that they love coming out to volunteer ( she usually chooses our volunteers and is famous for not being bribed by chocolate!)

She loves getting out into the audience to interact with everyone

She is great at working out routes to the gig and finding out exactly how to get into schools - not always the easiest thing to do.

She liaises with the school office to make sure everyone is expecting us

So Happy Birthday Helen and thanks for being one half of our exciting adventure.