Primary Schools Outreach Events Summer 2011


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July

06 July: Science Afternoon, Manorbrook Primary School, Thornbury, S.Gloucs

Dudley Shallcross, Karen Shallcross and Mary Bartlett worked with 27 senior pupils at the local primary school in a circus of chemistry experiments to develop their measuring, problem solving and team work skills.

01 July: Cotswold School Primary Science Day

For the 4th year running Bristol ChemLabS participated in this popular event for local primary feeder schools. 50 Year 5 pupils from St Andrew's, Stow, Northleach & Sherbourne CoE primary schools took part in two 'Slime' workshops delivered by Alison Rivett and postgraduate chemist Hannah Maple.

June

24 June: AZSTT-N3 Cluster Project Celebration Event

As part of this project pupils from two of the participating schools visited the School of Chemistry to share the science work they have done with their project boxes this term. The students and accompanying teachers & parents also saw an exciting demonstration talk about "Science in your Shopping Basket", given by Peter Hoare & Aaron, all the way from Newcastle University.

The students presented posters and also gave presentations about their work. 10 Key Stage 2 students from Elmlea Junior School shared their 'Food & Healthy Eating' experiments and 10 Year 6 students from Bishop Road School showed their 'Environment' Box experiments.

The judges (postgraduate STEM Ambassador Joshua Lay & Aaron) were very impressed with the students' hard work and enthusiasm and commended all the presentations very highly. The schools & students were all rewarded with certificates by Alison Rivett & Tim Harrison to mark their participation in this event.

10 June: Chipping Sodbury Festival, S. Gloucs

Tim Harrison gave a performance of 'Gases in the Air' for 29 pupils from Raysfield Junior School and 15 from St John's Mead Primary School at the Chipping Sodbury Festival.

Comments made on the 2011 performances were 'Many thanks for the super shows you gave to the schoolchildren as part of the festival. The committee has asked to express our sincere thanks and I know the pupils and staff were very appreciative of the day.'

07 June: Nailsworth Primary School, Gloucestershire

Bristol ChemLabS returned to this school for the third time.  The whole school (190 pupils) saw Alison Rivett give a demonstration Assembly all about Solids, Liquids & Gases.  Following that the 62 Year 5 and 6 children took part in hands-on workshops helped by STEM Ambassadors Katie Bayliss, Hannah Maple & Godiraone Tatolo and Dr Sean Davis from the School of Chemistry.

May

26 May: Watermore Primary School, South Gloucestershire

This village school played host to a team from Bristol ChemLabS for the day. All 210 pupils (including some very brave Reception children) saw Alison Rivett give a Demonstration Assembly about the 'Gases In The Air'.  Afterwards the 64 Year 5 and 6 pupils worked with Alison and postrgaduate chemists Mary Bartlett & Katie Bayliss in two practical Workshops.

17 May: Science Day, Foulds School, High Barnet, Hertfordshire

Tim Harrison and Shirin Alexander presented a demonstration assembly on 'Gases in the Air' for all 270 children along with three short sessions of practical chemistry workshops for the 90 pupils of the school's three Year 5 and 6 classes.

17 May: St Catherine's RC School, Barnet, Hertfordshire

Tim Harrison assisted by Shirin Alexander presented an afternoon demonstration assembly on the topic of 'Gases in the Air' to a further 180 the pupils of this second school of the day in Barnet.

April

04 April:St John the Evangelist Primary School, Clevedon

Alison Rivett and postgraduate STEM Ambassadors Amy Styring, Monika Zeleznik, Mary Bartlett & Benoit Quignon spent a busy morning at this North Somerset School.  Alison gave a Demonstration Science Assembly to the whole school (280 pupils).  Afterwards the 81 pupils from the three parallel year 5/6 Classes enjoyed finding out all about plastics and polymers in their Slime Workshops.

04 April: A Pollutant's Tale, Tewkesbury School, Gloucestershire

30 Year 6 pupils from Tirlebrook Primary School enjoyed a performance of 'A Pollutant's Tale' at their local secondary school as part of the audience of Year 8 students. Tim Harrison performed the ever-popular lecture demonstration.

Quotes from students "Thank you for coming to our school, it was really cool. I love science espesially chemestry and when I'm older I want to be a scientific chemist person"
"I really enjoyed your assembly. I thought that being a scientist would be boring but now I think it's fun."

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