Primary Science Fair 2016
Our annual Primary Science Fair, which takes place in National Science Week, has become an anticipated fixture of the spring term. Every year our L6 scientists work hard to come up with new ideas for their stalls and this year saw a fantastic set of 18 displays each based on a different aspect of science.
As well as entertaining and educating our visitors –we had almost 400 visitors from a whole range of local primary and prep schools – the stalls are in fierce and friendly rivalry to be judged the best. Judging this year was by Head, Mrs Ireland, and Second Deputy Academic, Mr Dixon. They awarded first prize to “Hydrogels” (Mahnu Bhabutta, Prashan Clare, Sayon Uthayakumar and Matthew Willougby); this stall was really impressive and the judges particularly commented that it had the most complete storyline of the science on display. Runners-up prizes were awarded to “Glo-many Germs” (Emman Bhangu, Charlotte Leung, Christina Okafor and Aarya Sajilal) for an excellent activity idea and poster display and to Jack Laumann-Mamas with “Aquaponics” for his originality and enthusiasm. The visiting pupils also got to vote for their favourite stall; the pupils’ choice was “Slingshot Mania” with “Scaletrix Science” a very close second. It is worth noting that each of the 18 stalls received some votes – every one was someone’s favourite!
An excellent AFTERNOON. tHE CHILDREN ARE GENUINELY ENTHUSED AND IT HAS PEAKED THEIR INTEREST IN ALL THINGS SCIENTIFIC.Mr Bezant, Science Coordinator Aldersbrook School
As well as the stalls, the pupils all visited our labs for activities based around physics (rocket launching), biology (DNA necklaces) and chemistry (a Fire and Fizz display). The children left buzzing about the afternoon’s activities and, we hope, inspired by the science on display.