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Newton Discovers Fun at the Jamboree

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Welcome to Newton’s Lab! The team are all very excited to meet you and will be doing their best to make sure you have a great time at your Jamboree. Lead by Danyel and Leanne, most of the team are Scouters from around Chelmsford and are joined by friends from elsewhere in Essex and further beyond. You’ll see the team around the subcamp during the week, wearing lab coats, purple hi-vis jackets and other costumes – make sure you stop and say hello! 

If you’ve got any interesting or funny stories, come and find Kris or Amy who are working with the teams producing the Jamboree newspaper and radio station to make sure your story is heard. If you’ve got any questions, problems or just fancy a chat, feel free to pop into the subcamp office whenever you like!

Newton’s Lab, named after world renowned physicist Isaac Newton, is all themed around the sciences. He was born in Lincolnshire on Christmas Day 1642. His works include the proof that the sun is at the centre of the solar system; creating the first reflecting telescope and the formation of the fundamental laws of modern physics.Perhaps his most famous achievement was identifying gravity. It is said that he did this after watching an apple fall from a tree which inspired him to further investigate the effects of gravity both on earth and in space.

Much of Newton’s work is still used across the world. He has provided inspiration for many scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Edmond Halley. We hope Newton will inspire many more people in the future, maybe even you!