Science week fi­nale a real show­stop­per

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EX­PER­I­MENT: Dr Sean Ma­son at Holt­spur School in Bea­cons­field PUPILS ar­rived back from their half term break to a week of science ex­per­i­ments.

Chil­dren at Holt­spur School in Bea­cons­field took part in the event last week and tried out a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing mak­ing Play-Doh and ice cream and cre­at­ing bub­ble art.

They headed out­side to send bot­tle rock­ets fly­ing into the sky and watched a teacher let off a bub­ble bomb.

Young­sters also de­signed and built a den big enough to fit six chil­dren in.

The week ended with a spe­cial demon­stra­tion from Dr Sean Ma­son, a par­ent and sci­en­tist, who came in to talk to the chil­dren about DNA and show them how to ex­tract it from straw­ber­ries. Chair­man of gov­er­nors Deirdre Smaje, who joined year three pupils to watch the ex­per­i­ment, said: “They were fas­ci­nated, and asked ques­tions I didn’t know the an­swer to un­til I was 14 or 15.

“I was so im­pressed and want to thank Dr Ma­son for his hard work in pre­par­ing a real show stop­per. A fit­ting fi­nale to our science week.”

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