British Science Week goes off with a Bang

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in News | No Comments

saltash.net celebrated British Science Week with a variety of events at the end of the spring term.

The school was delighted to host a team of STEM Ambassadors from Babcock engineering who had organised a challenging activity for Year 8 and 9 students based around the problems of working with a nuclear reactor. The students joined in the challenges with enthusiasm, donning specialist protective gear and taking on a range of roles to plan and design a solution to an engineering problem. They rose to the challenge, with all the teams completing the task, some of them clocking up very speedy times.  The sessions also provided an excellent opportunity for the students to meet and talk to people working locally in the engineering industry and finding out about the career paths and options for future scientists and engineers in the South West.

Science teachers from saltash.net also went out to visit the local primary schools to run a special event to celebrate science week. Children form Landulph, Sir Robert Geffery’s, St Stephens, Brunel and St Germans had the opportunity to design, build and race air-powered rocket cars. The children all enjoyed the activity immensely and there were some fantastic creative designs, as well as some speedy cars hurtling across playgrounds and halls.

Back at saltash.net, Teacher of Science, Mr Granville-West hosted a series of lunchtime events, open to all students, in which he demonstrated a fire twister, made ice cream from liquid nitrogen, set fire to his own hands and blew a lot of smoke through an air cannon, amongst many other exciting and hands-on demonstrations.

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