Thursday, 5 March 2015


Candy Jar is delighted to be contributing to the fantastic initiative that is World Book Day this year, and has teamed up with the Welsh Books Council and the irrepressible expeditor of all things sci-fi Mark Brake to encourage scientific curiosity through reading. 

Mark’s book, Space, Time, Machine, Monster is bursting with examples of how science fiction literature, films and television shows have such as Doctor Who and Star Wars have helped build the world in which we live and influence how we imagine our future. To celebrate World Book Day Mark and, TV presenter and science rapper, Jon Chase have launched the Space, Time, Machine, Monster Challenge. Mark and Jon are hoping to spark children’s creativity everywhere by inviting them to create a science project based on the themes space, time, machines or monsters. The resource is designed to encourage scientific curiosity and enthusiastically promote science, tackling questions such as: Are robots going to rule over us? How do lightsabers work? How do you build a time machine?

Mark and Jon are itching to see what creative and interesting ideas the children can come up with. Videos, drawings and photographs of science projects should be sent to the Welsh Books Council. Mark and Jon will then judge the successful entries and award prizes, including visits to schools, to successful participants so get creative and good luck!

More information and details on how to enter please visit:

Ben Taberer

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