Albert Einstein was a genius who won a Nobel Prize award for his theory of relativity. To you and me, he figured out that sound travelled in waves. Some year eight students were luckily picked to go on a trip to see a re-interpretation of this famous discovery.
After an hour and a half of travelling in a mini-bus to Northampton, we were ready to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs. At 1 o’clock, we were allowed to go into the playhouse, get ourselves settled, and get ready for one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. Albert Einstein, along with his second wife, Mileva, entered onto the stage, and we were all waiting for a science lecture that our parents had said they used to have when they were at school. But it wasn’t!
First, there was music. Mileva, Elsa (Einstein’s first wife) and Einstein’s mother, Pauline, were all very good at playing the keyboard, even though the main instrument used in the 20th century was a church organ.
Second, Einstein was a German, but he helped the Americans. Even though Albert Einstein lived through the first and second world wars, and that he lived in Germany, he wasn’t a Nazi. In fact, he was the person who created the formula that made the nuclear bomb that America dropped on his home town of Koch, Ulm.
To end with, Albert Einstein was the greatest scientist who ever lived, in my opinion. He created things that would still be in use today. For example, without his invention of the refrigerator, our food wouldn’t last as long, and we’d have to go shopping every day (Not a Good Idea!) And, after he died, a scientist was so interested by his work, that he took Albert’s brain, ‘The Great Brain Robbery!’, and wanted to see how it was different to someone else’s brain. The thing was, it wasn’t different.
All of what I’ve said was in the production and a lot more besides, so much that I couldn’t have written it all down. So, after all of that had finished, we had a talk to ‘Albert Einstein’ about his theory and, before we knew it, it was time to get back to school.
By Simon Burgess.