Weird sci­ence

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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.”

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