Children from St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School in Southsea received a visit from two ‘mad scientists’ recently as part of a workshop coordinated by the Southsea Coastal Scheme. The visit marked the launch of a new project which will see 90 students create their own coastal defence schemes. Following extensive research and a field trip, the year 5 and 6 students will present their final projects to a panel of professionals in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition.
The session kicked off the project and aimed to educate students about flood defences and coastal erosion. Matthew Dunn, Head of Year said: “The ‘Mad Science’ session was a brilliant way to kick off this piece of work. Not only is it great to get the students involved in such a locally relevant project, it also showcases STEM subjects in a fun and engaging way.”