Last week was our annual Science Week and it proved to be a roaring success.
All pupils from Nursery through to Year 7 took part in a variety of events including: visits to the Sea-Life Centre to learn about life underwater; Dinosaur Land to discover the giants that once roamed the earth; Colchester Zoo to study conservation in action and Pensthorpe Natural Park to study the importance of pollinators and the Cambridge Zoology Museum to study evolution.
Year 7 pupils travelled far and wide-visiting the SUEZ recycling plant at Great Blakenham and taking their first indoor skydive at i-FLY. Other highlights were the Year 5 trip to Kerr farm and visits from Lion Leaners, Becky Kitter – Balloon Science and Mark Thompson – Science Theatre.
Various talks also took place. There was a bee talk from Mr Carman, a beach safety talk from the RNLI and Animal Aid discussed various animal welfare issues. Pupils also undertook various K’NEX challenges, such as towers, bridges and moon buggy construction. There were rivers studied, owl pellets dissected, Alka-Seltzer and Mentos rockets set off, Incredible Hulk hands made, marble runs battled out and multi-coloured slime concocted.
Year 6 also had a fantastic morning at the College, hosted by members of the College’s Science department, where various activities from rockets to butter, to bath bombs and collapsing cola cans were undertaken.
Mrs Moon is now settling down to read the Science Week diaries the results of which will be announced next week. Thank you to everyone who made Science Week so memorable.