Felsted hosted Women in Science Day as part of National Science Week. Over 50 Year 5 and 6 girls from seven local Primary schools, including Felsted Prep, were treated to a day of fun-filled activities, formulated to inspire and encourage girls to aspire to Science-related studies and careers in the future.
The day was split into a carousel of three discipline-based activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In the Biology session the girls studied animal behaviour. The Chemistry session challenged the girls to find out which of the mystery liquids was water using a cabbage, and in Physics they enjoyed investigating the properties of chocolate.
The feedback was universally positive, with the girls saying they felt “inspired to take Science further”, ”learned lots of new things” and “found out how cool Science is”.
The staff who attended commented upon the warm welcome they received from inspirational staff who gave the girls opportunities to be independent when conducting experiments.