Sci­ence vis­i­tors keep pupils busy

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

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

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