Playing sport equals a healthy body, a healthy mind and even contributes to a healthy economy through advances in technology. LoveSport the exhibition is everything that sport should be - accessible, fun, challenging and most of all, for everyone!
The main goals of the exhibition are to:
encourage visitors to get active during their visit
try new and unusual sports
understand that there is lots of science behind sport
encourage higher levels of activity and participation in local sport following the visit.
The exhibition has five themed areas linked so as to provide a continuous journey around the exhibits:
The sporting body - coordination, balance and strength
The sporting mind - concentration and reaction
Fit for sport - stamina, speed and suppleness
Sports technology - aerodynamics, drugs, energy transfer, equipment
Over to you - compares your scores with others; find out how to get active in your area
LoveSport will strive to visually combine all the feelings associated with sporting endeavour, from grass roots to superstardom, from the World Cup to jumpers for goal posts!
Sport is for all, and by using subtle visual clues we will create a warm, human, informative environment that makes sport fun and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
LoveSport is an exhibition produced by The Association for Science and Discovery Centres Travelling Exhibitions Consortium (eTEC) and funded by the Millennium Commission through a ReDiscover grant.
Workshops and shows
School workshop KS2/3
Students will investigate the science of their own bodies, exploring how muscles function, examining the role of the heart and lungs and gaining practical knowledge of how top athletes train their bodies for top sporting performances. Hearts will be pumping and pulses will be racing by the end of this fun and active workshop. Sc1 Scientific enquiry; Sc2 Life processes and living things
A interactive exploration of our sporting abilities - in a silly, sporty and slightly sweaty show. Join in the Mexican wave, listen to blood pumping around your body, and sniff sweaty arm pits!
Optional extra busking activity
60 second circus - busking circus activities to test your skills and co-ordination, including juggling games, balancing challenges and rhythmic gymnastics.