Interview with YouTuber Poppy Presents

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Meet Poppy- A STEM lover turned YouTuber! 

“There’s something for everyone. It’s all around us and can be done anywhere.”

  1. What do you love about science?

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Because of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) there is something for everyone. Its all around us and can be done anywhere. Plus, I get to make my own rockets and set things on fire – what’s not to l

  1. What was it like starting your own YouTube channel? (Did you face any challenges?)

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My channel started by chance. I entered a competition and the company asked me to make some videos for them. I decided to make some for myself too and that was it. The biggest challenge was understanding the science and knowing what to say. My family doesn’t have a science background so it was all new and I used to have loads of takes when I started but I’m getting better now (stop laughing Dad!)

  1. What video are you most proud of? Why?

 

There are so many videos I have loved making but I’m proudest of my Polystyrene video. It was for a competition and was the first time I had to manage the time. You were only allowed 60 seconds. Its extra special because I won the competition – even though I was the youngest finalist!

Poppy Presents – Polystyrene

  1. What videos are you planning on making in the future?

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I want to start making more creative videos, showing things you can do at home. There’ll still be sciences video I as can’t resist trying new experiments. I’ve also got my Scout vlog series, which I am really enjoying doing. Being selected to go to West Virginia in 2019 for the World Scout Jamboree was just the best thing ever and I really want to share my journey to encourage other children, and especially girls, to apply in the future.

  1. How would you like to see your channel grow?

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I’d love to one day have enough subscribers to be able to film at the YouTube Space in London. At the moment all I can do is visit the gift shop.

 

  1. Where can people follow you?

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Just look for PoppyPresents on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. You’ll know its me when you see my logo. It was drawn by a friend of mine called Lee Robinson. He’s a comic book artist who worked on the Kung Fu Panda comic

YouTube – Poppy Presents

  1. What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?

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I did get the chance to interview The Vamps when they were promoting their song for Kung Fu Panda 3. But I think the coolest thing was being invited to give a talk about my SciComm Story at a Conference hosted by British Astronaut Tim Peake. I was really nervous giving my first ever talk in front of over 200 people, but I had so much fun. And I got to meet Tim too.

What do you think of Poppy’s channel? Are you a fan of science? Let us know in the comments below.

By |June 10th, 2018|Celeb Interviews|

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