Special Event - National Science Week

12 to 16 March 2018

We have just had National Science Week. To celebrate this, we had a fun filled Science week. As well as doing lots of Science in school, some children were lucky enough to take part in a variety of workshops held at different places.

All children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 had the opportunity to visit the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. They talked to scientists and engineers about what they do and got some inspiring ideas of what they could be doing in the future.

As we know, engineers and scientists literally shape the world around us. They tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity and continue to improve the quality of our lives in thousands of different ways. While visiting the fair, children took part in many attention-grabbing activities, checked out some mind-boggling shows, took part in some very hands-on workshops and much, much more! Asking how things work, dismantling and re-assembling things, coming up with solutions to problems and making adjustments and improvements are skills and traits that are used in engineering and science and all pupils had plenty opportunities to demonstrate this throughout the day.

In Key Stage 1, ten children attended a Science workshop at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School. The children were learning about different types of energy and they made rockets.

Some members of Year 5 went to Bishop Challoner Catholic College, they took part in a variety of workshops, including making a robot maze and making hover crafts using balloons and CDs.

Year 3 took part in a Firework Workshop. The children looked at different chemicals and how they react when heated. Also, four members of the class were given the opportunity to make their own digestive system at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School.

Ten children from Year 6 went to St Edward’s Catholic Primary school to take Part in an ‘Animals in Hands’ workshop. The children were very brave when handling a Tarantula! The children also investigated a crime scene, where they had to carry out tests to identify the culprit!