SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY

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How can you get involved?

There are a variety of ways in which your group can get involved with Speed of Light. A number of free places are available for schools and community groups to take part as runners or as walking audience members. Your group could also take up volunteer posts to experience the dynamic behind-the-scenes environment of this large-scale event.

This is an excellent chance for everyone to participate in an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Arthur’s Seat illuminated at night, and to be part of Scotland’s official artistic contribution to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games celebrations.

Details of all the opportunities as well as registration forms – to be completed and returned to us – are available to download below. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please just get in touch with the Speed of Light team.

Dates available for groups to run and walk:
• Wed 22 August 2012
• Thu 23 August 2012
• Wed 29 August 2012
• Thu 30 August 2012

Dates for volunteers:
Volunteers will be required to commit to several dates within August depending on the role undertaken. For full details please subscribe to the Speed of Light mailing list here and visit our Volunteer page here.

We look forward to hosting your group in August!

Please Note: Group spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis

Downloads:
Schools & Community Booklet (size: 1.51MB)

Walking Group Registration Form (size: 123KB).
Running Group Registration Form (size: 131KB)
Running Group Participant Registration Form (size: 180KB)

Further information on opportunities, dates and criteria for runners here.

Take part in a workshop

We’ve been working closely with Edinburgh International Science Festival to develop the technology for Speed of Light. They have created an inspirational workshop programme for primary schools across Scotland.

Power from the People, a workshop on generating green electricity, explores some of the challenges our project presents. For three weeks in August 2012, Speed of Light will transform Arthur’s Seat through a series of night-time events. By using equipment partially designed to harvest energy created by walkers and runners, the hillside will become animated with trails of people covered with light.

In this interactive workshop, your class will help us as we develop the technology needed to generate enough energy to light the landscape. Pupils will work with dynamos, gain an understanding of how they make electricity and look at ways in which we can generate green electricity.

For further information visit Edinburgh International Science Festival website