Young scientists put their experiments to the test
The Big Science Event encourages pupils to carry out investigations
They have been taking part in a countywide science competition called The Big Science Event, in which pupils of primary age engage in their own science investigations.
The science projects are the pupils’ own from start to finish, and they worked in small groups in a competition developed to fulfil the standards of the new primary curriculum.
The pupils also built on key skills they will need in the wider context of life, such as working as part of a team, improving communication skills and developing creativity.
Run by Science Oxford, the initiative began in Oxfordshire in 2010 and spread to Bucks in 2012, with schools deciding how to run it.
Every child at Robertswood was involved, and each year group had their own theme.
Natalie Timotheou said: “All children thought and acted like scientists all week long and the way in which they carried out their experiments was exemplary. Through their investigations, they discovered answers to questions most of us wouldn’t even think to ask.”
Three groups from the school will go on to the first round of external judging for The Big Science Event and will present their investigations and answer the judges’ questions.
The Grand Final and prize giving ceremony at Gateway Conference Centre in Aylesbury will be on Monday, June 27.
Pupils will present their investigations to a panel of judges and all children attending the grand final will receive a prize.
Pupils at Robertswood School put their experiements to the
test in the science competition