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Science Week Slideshow

13 July 2016 (by Web Admin)

The slideshow video has been uploaded to the gallery for viewing.

Week ending: 1st July 2016 What an amazing week the children had; introducing our younger generation to the wonders of science. Mrs Piper had worked hard organising a myriad of visitors to help the children ‘Get into Science’. We started our week with a visit from BAE Systems who opened with a very exciting assembly, showing the children the mechanics and defence systems that they have built. The children were able to take part in a range of experiments with a bone conductor, hearing music through their skull and some science putty to investigate it’s strength and different states. The excitement continued with a visit from a Science/drama group who miraculously changed our blue room into a crime scene, where they had to investigate a theft. The children became forensic scientists for the session, matching finger prints, footprints and examples of DNA to various suspects! We now know who to call if we ever have a problem! This was followed with a visit from Brentwood County High School who turned our blue room into a scientific lab. The highlight of the sessions was the Year 2’s finding out how our bodies digest food and just what comes out. Each group made a paper sandwich and reconstructed what comes out! Yes, you know what I mean! Finally we had a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mechanical) Ambassador visit to creatively show the children about the sensitivity of the brain and skin. We had also been fortunate in being able to invite some of our parents in to discuss the skills they offer in the field of Science. Mr and Mrs Minor delivered a very informative assembly about engineering and Mrs McSherry, a chest consultant, explained to the children just how we use and look after our lungs. We would like to extend a very big thank you to all these professionals and thank them for making this very important subject come alive. We hope that, by exposing our children to the many different scientific activities, we may have enthused the next generation of scientists. You can view the slideshow in the 'Themed Activities' gallery page which can be found under the Galleries menu.