School has the formula to claim award success
MILNROW Parish CE Primary School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).
The school has attained the Bronze Award and staff and pupils are now working towards the Gilt Award.
Science coordinator Ian Watson led a group of local schools to raise the profile of science locally and specifically within the school, with the aim to enthuse children in the wonder of science.
The children have conducted and taken part in lots of experiments, such as a ‘raspberry tea’ one, in which they predicted what they thought would happen when raspberry tea leaves were added to still or sparkling water and hot or cold water.
The school also held a science day, with a show for parents and children in Milnrow Primary, as well as Moorhouse Primary and Crossgates Primary. In September, PSQMs have been awarded to 347 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
So far, since its national launch in 2010, more than 2,500 schools across the UK have achieved the award.
●●Youngsters carry out a balloon experiment
Milnrow Parish CE Primary School carry out the ‘raspberry tea’ experiment