We are very grateful to North Cestrian School for allowing us to use their facilities this summer.

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Holiday Schools

SciTech: 16 is an amazing opportunity for girls and boys aged between 5 and 12 to experience the wondrous world of Science and Technology in a safe, but very hands-on environment.

Just as in previous years, five fascinating and stimulating science topics will totally engage the children. This is science, technology, learning and fun in action! Children love to do science. Children love to explore. Children love to learn by doing.  Children  love SciTech!

We shall be running our Mini/SciTech course again.  A specially conducted programme for 5 and 6 year olds. Like the older children, our Minis join in with ALL the activities throughout the week no matter how big or small the experiment! They can do this because in addition to the regular SciTech staff, the Minis have their own dedicated staff team who stay with them all the time to make sure that each child gets the extra support and encouragement so that they optimise their enjoyment on their journey through this exciting week of science! The big difference is, they get their hands held a lot more and, needless to say, the toilets get visited far more frequently.

All the children operate in small groups where they are guided through specially constructed programmes (shown below) of hands-on science activities, technologically oriented games and experiments. Every child participates in ALL of the five courses running, attending a different course each day.

All Courses cost £245.00 per child per week SUMMER 2016 A week of Hands-On Science and Technology Two dates to choose from Week 1 - 25th July to 29th July 2016 At North Cestrian Grammar School 10.00 am  to 4.30 pm  each day Week 2 - 1st August to 5th August 2016

The science of Whodunnit! This is a chance to use your science brain and some very high-tech police equipment to learn how to collect clues and analyse them! You will have to become a CSI scientist to collect clues from our crime scene and from a stolen car. Then you will need to detect forged passports and other fakes.  Do you know how to do all that? Well you will find out from our course leader who is a Forensic Scientist from Greater Manchester Police.


I bet that even if you think you aren’t touching any plastic right now, you could just reach out and touch some! Actually, the truth is, you don’t need to reach out as you are more than likely wearing it! It seems to be everywhere but we forget (or don’t even know) how amazing plastic can be! At SciTech you will do experiments to make it, shape it and even find out how to destroy it! We will also see what strange things happen when we heat it and attach it to a vacuum cleaner! It really sucks!!!!!!!!


This is really cool... and it is really hot too! Find out what cool really means with the aid of liquid nitrogen and when we say hot we do mean hot!  That’s why our very careful safety controls have been drawn up with the help of Manchester Airport’s Fire Service. The cool is so cool and the hot? Well have a look at our amazing slow motion, Flaming Video!

FIRE AND ICE New2Scitech

A guide for parents whose children have not been to a SciTech Summer School before.

(Note: Easter School procedures vary slightly)

It's all around us but we can't see it. It's pushing down on us but we can't feel it. It's made of gas but we can't smell it. We can squeeze it up and make it explode! We can use it to make things fly. We can use it to crush metal, fire smoke rings across the room and even save your life when you jump out of a plane! If that isn't cool enough you will even get to freeze it in liquid Nitrogen.


We see it, feel it, swim in it and drink it so much so that it doesn’t seem all that important - but it’s amazing! There’s so much to discover that one day of SciTech just isn’t enough. Find out how it’s made and make some - with a bang! We’ve got lots of water experiments for you to do and water projects for you to make. You’ll even find out how cold water and a wetsuit keeps you warm and how to get water to flow uphill!

WATER ST16 application APPLY ONLINE NOW! OR ST16 Booking Form.pdf


WEEK 1 - 3 Mini Places left

 Senior Course -  3 places due

To cancellation

WEEK 2  - Some places

Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire. WA14 4AJ

Childcare Vouchers

We are often asked if we can redeem childcare vouchers operated by various schemes. Unfortunately we cannot do this. All of the schemes require us to be registered with the DFE as a school. Because we do not operate from a permanent address we cannot be registered, neither can we be registered as a playscheme because we are deemed to be educating children.

(Early and Late Club also available)