Science visitors keep pupils busy
IF last half term is anything to go by, children at Bolsey St Mary’s Primary School should have been skipping back to their classes.
The children enjoyed a whole range of hands-on activities as part of their Science and Technology Week, including a school trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, creating a Lego city and building pirate ships.
Rachel MortishireSmith, Key Stage Two class teacher, said: “We had a lot of fun ‘learning by doing’! Visitors to school introduced us to new chemistry activities such as chromatography with marker pens; Key Stage One experimented with floating and sinking in ‘Pirate Science’ workshops while Key Stage Two investigated the culprits of a crime scene in an afternoon of CSI Forces. Jayne from United Utilities gave us a fascinating, interactive insight into the water cycle, how our water is treated and how we can be less wasteful.”
She added: “Popular with everyone - including the staff - was a visit from Stephen of Electro City: a day spent build- ing and wiring a city out of a vast amount of lego, with the grand finale of turning the hall lights out to see all the buildings lit up in the dark.”
●● Hollie Brunt and Millie Booth separate the ink of marker pens using chromatography
●● Millie Booth, Emily Moffitt and Farrah Squire act out the natural water cycle
●● Daniel Ingargiola and Keeley Neilson, make ‘King Kong’s hands’
●● Joseph Finnegan tries out his raft first