Rapper launches Festival of Tomorrow Online Challenge  - screenshot from YouTube

January 2021

Rapper launches Festival of Tomorrow Online Challenge

Science rapper, Jon Chase, launched a challenge to young people across social media this week, in the lead up to next month’s Festival of Tomorrow. Some of the best entries will have the chance to get streamed alongside Jon’s own RAP science show, during next month’s festival.

The science rapper launched the challenge on Science Swindon’s social media channels including:

  • TikTok
  • Twitter
  • Facebook and Instagram with a chorus from his own rap A Better View. That came with a challenge to youngsters to create their own performance.

Our challenge

“We’re challenging Swindon students to tell us what you want science to do for your future. Upload your videos to any social media. Use the hashtag #FestivalOfTomorrow and tag Science Swindon, by 8 February.

Science Swindon on Twitter
Science Swindon on Twitter

You can rap, sing, present, perform a demo or tell a story, on your own or in a group! No Powerpoint allowed! Only you and something you’re passionate about!” explained the Science Rapper.

“Make sure you get permission to upload to social media. And I’ll be selecting some of my favourites to stream at the festival on 20 February.”

Jon is the UK’s foremost proponent of Science Raps. He’s performed them at:

  • The Science Museum
  • The Royal Society
  • The Royal Institution …
  • … and at many theatres, libraries and science festivals across the UK.

His raps have featured on CBeebies’ Rhyme Rocket, CBBC’s Space Hoppers and Channel 4 Learning. They’ve also seen inclusion the Bitesize science online learning resources.

The south west branch of the Institute of Physics will also be exhibiting at the virtual festival.

The Festival of Tomorrow

February 2020 saw the first Festival of Tomorrow held at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway – in partnership with New Elements. It’s returning this year in a format to fit our current Covid circumstances. There’ll be over two months of exciting online challenges and activities along with a schools’ programme. All focused around a two-day virtual festival on 19th and 20th of February.

Festival information is available at scienceswindon.com Tickets will go live later this month.

Companies and organisations interested in getting involved should contact: info@scienceswindon.com

See the launch video here: