More Than Just Science Week

The Senior Science team has seen some dynamic and exciting activities going on over the last few weeks which have involved external, Prep and Senior students. Although not strictly during Science Week it has certainly been a celebration of Science! An inspirational and fun time for all.
 


Activities have included:

  • Science Experience Day for 40 Year 5 and 6 students from various feeder schools. 
  • The first 'Chemistry Escape Room' house competition.
  • Stewart House Science assembly, full of whizz bang demonstrations.

Science Experience Day
The theme of our Science day was ‘Changes’ and is one of the highlights of the year. The Year 5 and 6 students were an absolute delight and many have gone away inspired to pursue a career or further studies in scientific fields. I am passionate about young people appreciating that being a Scientist isn’t just about being in a lab on your own. Many have left understanding that Science is collaborative and encompasses many different areas of life and the world around us. If nothing else it was a memorable day and fun was had by all. 


Many student's left the day inspired to think seriously about pursuing a future career in Science, and were challenged to change their view of a stereotypical scientist in a white coat working on their own in a laboratory and often looking like Einstein!

 “I had the stereotypical scientists in my head but there are so many different experiences,” said a Woodford Green student.

The visiting teachers that attended were also inspired. One teacher said “Days like this make my job as a Science coordinator more enjoyable. I’m fortunate to be able to attend these events” another said “I have had a job in Science and it is great to see the children be so inspired and really give things a go!”
 

 

Chemistry Escape Room
For our inaugural Chemistry Escape room teams of Year 9 and 10 students from each house were challenged to be the fastest to solve six chemistry based puzzles. 
 

Practical skills and chemistry knowledge were challenged and congratulations to Manor for being the first to crack the codes in an impressive 25.28 minutes, although the girls from Follies were hot on their heels.

 


Stewart House Assembly
We once again made our annual appearance at the Stewart House Science Week assembly. With audience participation and some whizz bang demonstrations made for some very excitable children who thoroughly enjoyed firing rockets to the moon, making toothpaste for  some very big teeth and exploding chemistry experiments.

Hopefully our youngest Felstedians have all been inspired to become the scientists of the future and will be looking forward to coming to learn science at the Senior School.