Deeplish children learn about Marie Curie
Date published: 15 April 2019
Deeplish children learn about Marie Curie, the first scientist to discover X Rays
Children and young people at Deeplish playscheme had a visit from the chair and secretary of the local branch of Marie Curie on Thursday 11 April.
They spoke to youngsters about the work of Marie Curie and the charity named after her. The local branch raises vital funds for Marie Curie by organising local events and activities. They also spread the word about the charity's work caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families.
Sohail Ahmad from Deeplish playscheme said: “The children learnt about Marie Curie’s life, work, research and her achievements.
“It’s was inspiring to know that Marie was first person to win the Nobel Prize twice in the field of physics and chemistry.
“She was a dedicated scientist and all her family members also followed her career.
“She was the first scientist to discover X Rays to help wounded patients during world wars.
“She was not only a scientist but also a chemist who discovered elements included in the periodic table used by scientists.
“Children and young people raised money to support the work the Marie Curie charity does to support terminally ill people.
“We thank everyone for supporting and participating in this event.”
Deeplish playscheme is supporting children and young people during the Easter break through fun based activities as well as empowering children and young people with information, awareness and physical fitness and wellbeing programme.
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