Science Week at Brandeston

Friday 24 Jun 2016

Science Week is always eagerly awaited by both pupils and staff members. This week was no exception and it was filled with a truly outstanding array of events and experiences.

Our pupils undertook a variety of science based workshops from alka-seltzer rockets and K’Nex bridges to dinosaur digs.They were also able to participate in some interactive educational shows; the RNLI highlighted the importance of beach safety, Lavenham Falconry flew owls whilst Lion Learners introduced pupils to a wide menagerie of vertebrates and invertebrates. Matthew Tosh, a professional pyrotechnician, gave us the science behind fireworks and CSI team from Pulse education had our Year 6 and 7 pupils investigating a murder.

Pupils also travelled to the senior school for a morning of science experiments; Kerr farm near Easton to undertake crop studies and to Framlingham Mere with Suffolk Wildlife Trust to study meadow invertebrates.

Further afield our Year 1 and 2 pupils had a day out at Minsmere to learn about coastal birds; Year 3 immersed themselves in Norfolk’s Dinosaur Adventure Park; Year 4 fed animals at Colchester Zoo, Year 5 studied waterfowl at Pensthorpe, Year 6 learnt about the origins of chocolate and undertook botanical drawings at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens while Year 7 headed off to Essex Outdoors to participate in a myriad of outdoor pursuits.

The week proved to be a huge success and Mrs Moon, Head of Science at the Prep School is now busy reading the fantastic Science Week diaries that the pupils wrote during their fun filled week.

See all the photos on our Facebook page!

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