Young­sters go ex­per­i­men­tal for science day

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

YOUNG­STERS were able to try out dif­fer­ent ex­per­i­ments when their school held a science day.

Year one and two pupils at Thorpe House School, in Ger­rards Cross, took part in the event on Thurs­day, April 30.

Boys at the school went along to the science lab and were able to watch what hap­pens when cop­per chlo­ride and potas­sium chlo­ride are held over a Bun­sen burner, and were in­ter­ested to see the flames change colour.

They also learned about the im­por­tance of wear­ing protective cloth­ing when tak­ing part in science ex­per­i­ments.

Year one pupils made their own rock­ets and were also given the chance to make shadow pup­pets.

Natasha Do­ran, head of pre-prep at the school, said: “The boys have thor­oughly en­joyed science day and it has been a joy see­ing how much they have got out of all the dif­fer­ent ex­per­i­ments and in­ves­ti­ga­tions they have taken part in.

“Science is a very im­por­tant part of the

LAB COATS: Boys at Thorpe House School, in Ger­rards Cross, en­joy­ing their science day cur­ricu­lum as it en­cour­ages chil­dren to ask ques­tions about things, it teaches them ob­ser­va­tion skills and how to use sim­ple equip­ment like mag­ni­fy­ing glasses and, fi­nally, it shows them how to use th­ese ob­ser­va­tions to an­swer the ques­tions.”

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