British Science Week 2022
British Science Week
At St Laurence's Catholic Primary School, we strive to develop our children's science capital. One of the main events we celebrate to support this is British Science Week, which is a 10-day programme that takes place across the UK with the aim of celebrating: science, engineering, technology and maths. This year, we celebrated British Science Week with two fantastic whole school events.
At the start of the week, we had the fabulous team from the Royal Institution (RI) visit our school who delivered to fantastic live shows (Energy Live) to our KS1 and KS2 children in the morning. The Energy Live shows focused on the different types of electricity around us and how they affect of daily lives. Through lively, fire-based demonstrations jam-packed with experiments and hands-on particitipation from the children, the interactive shows aimed to take the intimidation out of the terminology surrounding energy and physics and show our pupils just how simple and exciting science can be.
In the afternoon, the RI team delivered CPD to our traning staff aimed at inspiring and supporting teachers to deliver practical science lessons.
In the evening, they delivered a brilliant Energy Live show to the parents and families in our community with over 100 people attending it was great to see so many of our children and families having fun and engaging in science.
Following on from our Royal Institution visit, our children had an out-of-this-world experience as a 27ft (8.3m) rocket (Star Chaser) appeard on the grounds of our school. The inspirational team from Star Chaser Industries delivered an enthralling assembly to the whole school in the morning to tell them all about the Star Chaser programme. Throughout the day, our KS2 children took part in rocket making workshops, after which, they launched their rockets on the school playground.
Our reception and KS1 children had the opportunity to explore their 'It Came From Outer Space' box, which consisted of a range of items related to space exploration including: rubberised rocket fuel, astronaut ice ceam, fragments of meteorite, segments of rocket and mylar Space blankets amongst other items.
At the end of the day, the whole school went out on to the school field to witness the launch of two half meter rockets.
It was a fantastic couple of days that the children will never forget, please enjoy our pictures from British Science Week.
Finally, thank you to all of those who took part in our spaghetti and marshmellow home learning challenge. It was great to see so many of our children taking part in a STEM activity at home.