Unesco Year Of Light

The royal society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics with Unesco, hosted an event for primary school pupils to celebrate the closing of the Unesco year of light with a focus on Ibn Al-Haytham also known as the ‘ father of light’.

Pupils saw a special film with the late Omar Sharif which celebrated the life of Ibn Al-Haytham. It showed how he discovered the Camera Obscura or the pin hole camera, and demonstrated how light travels in straight lines.

Pupils then carried out a range of practical 15 minute workshops, focused on different activities to do with light, optical illusions, lasers and making a kaleidoscope.

For more details of the event take a look at International Year of Light UK Closing Event flyer