Primary Schools Outreach Events Autumn 2011


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November

15 November: Cirencester Primary School

Bristol ChemLabS visited this Gloucestershire school to run a whole day of practical science workshops with their Year 5 and 6 classes The 128 pupils worked with Alison Rivett and Postgraduate Ambassadors Elle Wadsworth, Jindee Tongkhundam & Cathy Cooper to investigate the properties of some sticky slime and a chemical reaction. The experiments linked to the topic of materials which the classes are currently learning about.

10 November: St Paul's Primary, Yate

Alison Rivett and a team from Bristol ChemLabS visted this South Gloucestershire school to deliver a whole day of science activities as part of their Science Week. The whole school (approx 200 pupils, including some very brave reception children) enjoyed Dr Alison's assembly about 'Gases In The Air'. The 60 Year 5 & 6 pupils then took part in 2 hands-on workshops with postgraduate chemists Katie Bayliss, Beatrice Cattoz & Elle Wadsworth, assisted by Tim Harrison.

The morning was observed by 2 representatives of the North East Spoke of the National HE STEM Programme from the University of Bradford, as an example of excellent outreach practice.

The teacher said afterwards "Thank you so much for a fabulous day! Our children and teachers were so enthusiastic about the day and have been talking about it ever since.".

October

19 October: Primary School Science Day, Sherborne School for Girls, Dorset

Tim Harrison, assisted by Elle Wadsworth, performed two 'Gases in the Air' lecture demonstrations for 200 of the school's primary pupils and students in Years 7 and 8 in the morning and for 250 pupils from local primary schools in the afternoon.

The annual Primary School Science Day was part of a science week commemorating the opening of the new science building at the Dorset school. 'Thank you very much for coming to Sherborne last week and enthusing so many children', commented Fiona Clapp from Sherborne Girls School.

The primary schools attending the afternoon conference were: All Saints CE VC Primary (Bishops Caundle), Milborne Port County Primary, Sherborne Abbey CE VC Primary, Sherborne Primary, St Andrew's CE VC Primary (Yetminster) and Stalbridge CE Primary.

 

'Your lechor [sic] was fantastic, with all that blowing up and stuff, we especially liked your joke about the banana split. We liked the range of activities such as : the balloons, the egg, frosen [sic] flowers, the huge udder, pink frothy monster, disco-liquid (the one that changed couler [sic]) , and loads of others.
To be honest we thought [sic] is was going to be boring, like talk and talk, but it was totally [sic] differant [sic]. We wish you could come to our (own) school
.'
By pupils from Bishops Caundle Primary School

18 October: Science Day, St Fagan's Church in Wales Primary School, Cardiff

Tim Harrison performed 'Gases in the Air' for Years 1-6 at this school near Cardiff following a warm welcome in Welsh by the children. 280 pupils and staff enjoyed the one hour long presentation. Bristol ChemLabS thanks Linda Curwen (AZSTT Primary College) for her help in the organisation of the day.

The visit was sponsored by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust (AZSTT).

14 October: 'Gases in the Air', Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon

Tim Harrison, assisted by Elle Wadsworth, presented the lecture demonstration to 30 Year 6 students at the prep school in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre.

11 October: Begbrook Primary School, Bristol

A team from Bristol ChemLabS returned to this north Bristol school for the third year running to work with their Year 5 classes.  The 51 pupils took part in a morning of hands-on workshops, led by Alison Rivett and postgraduate chemistry demonstrators Sewa Abdullah, Beatrice Cattoz & Mary Bartlett.  They enjoyed making sticky slime, experimenting with acids and learning about chemical colour-changes as part of their 'Materials' topic work themed around the Roald Dahl story "George's Marvellous Medicine".

07 October: AZSTT 'Gases in the Air' Mini Tour, Dorset

Tim Harrison, assisted by Mary Bartlett, delivered three 'Gases in the Air' lecture demonstrations to a total of 770 pupils from Years 1-6 during a very intensive visit to the 3 Dorset schools. The schools visited were: Pokesdown Primary School (Bournemouth), Kinson Primary School (Bournemouth ) and Lytchett Matravers School (Poole). Bristol ChemLabS thanks Caroline Palmer (AZSTT Primary College) for her help in the organisation of the day.

The visit was sponsored by the AstraZenenca Science Teaching Trust (AZSTT).

04 October: RSC Schools Chemistry Conference, Cheltenham

350 primary students from local schools spent the afternoon at Cheltenham Ladies College enjoying Tim Harrison presenting the lecture 'Gases in the Air. Mary Bartlett assisted in the organisation of the talk.

The performance was covered by BBC Point's West as a live item at lunchtime and a much longer item in the evening news. The event was sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

 

 

 

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