Pupils celebrated the school’s first Science Week in March
The theme of Science Week was ‘change’. The week was a really good way of inspiring pupils and creating more interest in the subject. It develops valuable skills in preparation for Key Stage 4, and teaches pupils how Science works outside the school curriculum.
Pupils were amazed at their science teachers’ magic skills apparently turning copper coins into silver and then gold, elephant toothpaste exploding out of small flasks, fire writing their names with sodium nitrate and making sparkles with iron filings and coloured salts, just like you would find in fireworks. They also enjoyed using recycling items to construct a dinosaur skeleton, which ranged from very small and strange looking to some amazing constructions. There was also a competition to see who could dress up as the ‘maddest’ scientist.
Pupils had fun throughout the week and found new enthusiasm for Science.