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Youth Consultation Group

At the end of 2017 we formed the Youth Consultation Group for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, a selection of talented 12-18 year-olds who worked on ideas and making decisions to help the Festival connect with their generation.

They assisted in the creative development of the Festival’s 2018 theme: Life, the Universe and Everything. The team worked on innovative events and fresh experiences which are relevant to them and the upcoming world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.





The group created their own event called Escape the Fake, which ran 4 April 2018 at Summerhall. Young adults joined the team of experts to analyse the staged crime scene and escape the pathology room. Participants had to use their skills of deduction to pull together lab reports, social media analysis, using technology and equipment to prove who they think did it.

Supported by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

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