Primary Schools Outreach Events Summer 2007

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July

23 July: Activities Day at Welton Primary School, Midsomer Norton

SEA Postgraduate Chemist Judith Brown spent the day at Welton School on their Activities Day. The school's pupils took part in a variety of activities, one of which was a 50 minute science demonstration, including dry ice, liquid nitrogen and exploding film canisters experiments. This demonstration was enjoyed by all pupils, hopefully sparking a life-long fascination with science.

18 July: Waycroft Primary School Chem@rt Visit

photo of Waycroft pupils with their certificates and Alison Rivett

Alison Rivett presented certificates and prizes to the Chem@rt winners in Years 2, 5 & 6 at this Bristol school. The 180 pupils who entered the competition enjoyed an exciting assembly where they experienced some 'live' chemistry - including dry-ice explosions, amazing polymers and really sticky slime! They also found out more about the Chem@rt images and heard the winners read out their poems and stories.

10 July: Chalford Hill Primary School Chem@rt Visit

One of the Chem@rt images - school students and dry iceAlison Rivett presented certificates and prizes to the Chem@rt winners in Years 5 & 6 at this Gloucestershire school. The 60 pupils who entered the competition enjoyed an assembly where they experienced some exciting 'live' chemistry - including slime & dry-ice experiments, found out more about the Chem@rt images and heard the winners read out their poems.

 

 

03 July: Science Day at Air Balloon Hill Infants School, Bristol

Air Balloon pupils

Alison Rivett, along with SEA Postgraduate Chemists Marcus Medley and Yvonne O'Connell, spent the day at this Bristol infants school as part of their Science Week. Each of the three Year 2 classes took part in a hands-on workshop. After a short introduction about what scientists do (with demonstrations), the pupils enjoyed experimenting with chromatography, building spaghetti & marshmallow structures and making some very gooey slime!

 

June

19 June: Bishop Sutton Primary School Chem@rt Visit

photo of Bishop Sutton pupils with prizes and certificates

Alison Rivett presented certificates and prizes to the Chem@rt winners in Y3, 4, 5 and 6 at this North-East Somerset school. The 60 Key Stage 2 pupils who entered the competition enjoyed an assembly where they found out more about the images, experienced some 'live' chemistry and heard some of the winners read their poems.

19 June: Backwell Church of England Junior School Chem@rt Visit

Chem@rt imageAlison Rivett presented certificates and prizes to the Chem@rt winners in Y3, 4, 5 and 6 at this North Somerset school. The 250 Key Stage 2 pupils who entered the competition enjoyed an assembly where they found out more about the images, experienced some 'live' chemistry and heard some of the winners read their poems.

 

19 June: Pontnewydd Primary School, Gwent

ChemLabS Outreach provided a science day for pupils at this Cwmbran school.

The day started with an assembly demonstration talk for Y3-6. After this, the school hall was converted into a lab for the day with two workshops for nearly 70 senior (Y6) pupils, including those in a special needs class. SEA Postgraduate Chemists Katie Shaw, Kate Hanford and Jonathon Killen assisted with the day by running experiments in the workshops. The day was sponsored partly by the 2007 Science Faculty Engagement Award won by Dudley Shallcross, Tim Harrison and Bristol ChemLabS.

14 June: Nailsworth C of E Primary School Gloucestershire

Nailsworth pupils

 

SEAs and staff from Bristol ChemLabS spent the day at the Stroud school, giving a Chemistry assembly to the school's of 200+ pupils and teachers before working with Y5 and 6 in two workshops.

Postgraduate SEAs Marcus Medley (Bristol) and Helen Bailey (Bath) joined Tim Harrison for the day. Dr Sean Davis (Bristol) was also there to take part in the workshops.

06 June: Cheltenham Science Festival

04 June: Primary Science Fair At Stroud High School, Gloucestershire

Bristol ChemLabS was invited to work with two of Stroud High’s local primary schools. In all around 80 pupils worked with 4 Chemists from Bristol University on practical work designed to develop measuring, team work and problem solving skills. Both schools also had a science assembly given by Tim Harrison.

The Postgraduate Chemist SEAs who helped stimulate interest in Chemistry for the day were Anwar Kahn, Linda Selou and Zoe Roberts.

 

May

01 May: Chemistry Visit to Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield Church of England Primary School

Tim Harrison and Alison Rivett from Bristol ChemLabS gave 2 hands-on science lessons, aided by SEA Postgraduate Chemist Caroline Grainger. The students investigated some of the properties of polymers after a short chat about and demonstration of the general work of a chemist.

55 primary pupils in Y3 and 4 of this primary school near Andover, Hants., followed the request by their teacher Caroline Shirley to work with some scientists.

03 May: Mary Elton Primary School, Clevedon

Bristol ChemLabS provided a whole school science assembly and a circus of practical workshops for two classes of Y5 pupils at this North Somerset School.

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