From the 18th-30th of October, Norwich hosted the Norwich Science Festival; two weeks of exhibitions, guest speakers, activities and lectures based at the Forum and other venues around the city. Throughout the two weeks, there have been stands and exhibitions set up in the Forum, where the public are encouraged to get involved with science. I volunteered to help with the stand from the John Innes Centre over half term, which focused on the idea of plant growth and how plants get their varied shapes. The stand had many carnivorous plants, and microscopes and endoscopes so that the public could see inside the plants. Taking part in this festival will count as hours towards my Gold Youth STEMM Award, which four other girls from Year 12 and I are participating in.