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Schools combine to celebrate all things science

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Science Day at Springfield First School on Thursday. Working in the Hall SUS-140327-122915001

W13501H14 Science Day at Springfield First School on Thursday. Working in the Hall SUS-140327-122915001

TWO schools joined forces for a science day last week.

Springfield First School wanted to encourage pupils to investigate, explore and develop their scientific skills.

Every child dressed up according to a science related theme on Thursday, April 27, in a variety of outfits including scientists, explorers, Martians and even a germ.

Every class planned their own investigations and the children in Early Years had to investigate a large footprint in their garden.

The school was joined by students from Worthing College who ran a series of workshops all day and brought science to life.

The children were put into three groups for the day: Curie, Einstein and Darwin.

Year two children were investigating ‘being healthy’ and did various tests throughout the day on the effect that exercise has on the body while years one and three were problem-solving and looking at different experiments, including firing rockets.

Head teacher Becky Wycherley said: “The day was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone. We will definitely be doing this again next year as it was a great community experience for our two schools.

“We hope to work closely with Worthing College again to further our partnership.

“The children learned about lots of famous scientists but also realised that they are all scientists in some way.

“They worked with animal skulls, identifying objects under the microscope, pond- dipping and handling stick insects.”

The pupils said highlights of the day were looking at objects under the microscope and getting stick insects stuck to their hands.

 

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