Primary Schools Outreach Events Summer 2021


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08 July: Science Assembly, North Nibley Primary School, North Nibley, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucs

Bristol ChemLabS outreach returned to this small rural primary school to give an afternoon science assembly on the topic 'Gases in the Air'. Jonny Furze delighted 60 children in Years 3-6 and 3 teachers with his performance.

'Thank you so much for the Science show. The event is still causing children to ask questions about 'How.?' and 'Why..?' Everyone - without exception - enjoyed the show and learnt something. Hopefully we can have you back in another two years and make this a regular fixture!' Headteacher

Bristol ChemLabS was again working with the Head Teacher Paul Batchelor in the organisation of this visit. The event was supported by the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

08 July: Science Assembly, Kingswood Primary School, Kingswood, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucs

Bristol ChemLabS outreach team returned to this small rural primary school to give an outside, morning science assembly on the topic 'Gases in the Air' to 72 children in Years 3-6 and to 4 teachers. Bristol ChemLabS was again working with Julie Pearcey (School's Administrator) in the organisation of this visit.

Mrs Scott, Y6 teacher and Science Co-ordinator said:'The Science assembly was amazing! All of the kids loved watching each experiment and listening to Dr Jonny Furze commentary. It has definitely made all of the children more excited about Science and has raised the profile of the subject in our school. Thank you very much!'

'Yesterday Dr Jonny came to the school to teach us about gas and to do some experiments. One of his experiments was pouring liquid nitrogen into a cup and he put a balloon in it so it shrunk. When he warmed it up with his breath it grew back. I enjoyed Dr Jonny's experiments they were very fun and exciting.' Pupil 1

'At the start of the show Dr Jonny showed us about the two different gases: there was hydrogen and helium. After that, he lit a splint and touched the balloon. The hydrogen one blew up but the helium one didn't. It was really cool because it was like a ball of fire in the air. I really enjoyed the show because not only was it cool but it was interesting.' Pupil 2

The event was supported by the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

07 July: Science Assembly, Danesfield Middle School, Danesfield, Minehead, Somerset

Jonny Furze again represented Bristol ChemLabS outreach in returning to this middle school, after a 2 year absence, in giving a morning science assembly on the topic 'Gases in the Air'. 72 Year 6 pupils and 4 teachers saw the performance.

'The visit was fantastic, and the whole of year 6 thoroughly enjoyed it and haven't stopped talking about it since! It really enriched their science learning and made them all very excited to get into the labs for year 7 next year.' Hannah Srode (Year 6 Teacher)

Quotes from some of the children in my class about the event:

'It was really fun. I screamed two times!'

'It was nice how everything was about the chemicals and how it was focused on science. I learnt a lot!'

'My favourite part was when we were learning about the colour changes.'

'It was really cool when he put his hands in the liquid nitrogen because it was really dangerous!'

Bristol ChemLabS again worked with teacher Mark James in the organisation of this visit. The event was supported by the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

07 July: Science Assembly, Minehead Middle School, Minehead, Somerset

Jonny Furze again represented Bristol ChemLabS outreach in returning to this middle school, after a 2 year absence, in giving an afternoon science assembly on the topic 'Gases in the Air'. 139 Year 6 and 6 teachers saw the performance.

'It was brilliant. A great mix of factual information with really fascinating experiments. Loved it and I know all my class did too'. Teacher 1

'An inspiring assembly which brought Science to life and made the children ask questions'. Teacher 2

Bristol ChemLabS again worked with teacher Gavin Fry in the organisation of this visit. The event was supported by the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

15 & 18 June: Science Assemblies, Christchurch Primary School, North Bristol

Jonny Furze presented the science assembly 'Gases in the Air' four times over 2 morning visits during the week to a total of 300 Year 3-6 pupils and 24 Teachers. Bristol ChemLabS worked with Emma Thackeray in the organisation of the event.

'We had our first experience having an assembly with our year group and what an explosion of fun it was! Balloons were made into fireballs, items for frozen and shattered using dry ice and we made observations while solutions changed states and went through a kaleidoscope of colours. We even learnt about elephant toothpaste! It was a fantastic experience which made all of them excited about studying Science at secondary school (even our lovely Year 3s!) and left several of our students wanting to become Chemists when they are older. They absolutely loved it.'

Comments from Year 6 and Year 3 pupils:

'Most Epic Assembly Ever'

'I learnt about Chemistry in a fun and engaging way'

'Amazing because of all the explosions'

'I love the chemical reactions'

'The balloons popping were scary but exciting!'

'Thank you so much, a complete success!' Emma Thackeray (Headteacher) and Laura Love (Science Lead).

The visit was part supported by the Bristol and District section of the RSC and the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

10 June: Science Assembly. Horfield CofE Primary School, Horfield, Bristol

Jonny Furze performed the science assembly 'Gases in the Air' during the morning for 60 year 5 pupils and 4 teachers at this local primary school. The children were highly excited but polite students. The visit was linked with an event at Orchard Academy secondary school.

'… a huge thank you for bringing today's Science assembly to our school. It was a truly inspiring experience for all concerned. Jonny had such a fantastic presence and charisma and kept the children really well engaged throughout. The staff felt that the children learnt a lot and it was such an action-packed presentation with so many Science facts packed in. One of the children said, 'It was epic. It's the best thing I've ever seen.' Another child said, 'It was spectacular when Dr Jonny poured the liquid nitrogen on the floor and crumbled up the glove.' It was a wonderfully inclusive perfectly pitched assembly and it will live long in the children's memory banks 'Jenny Taylor (Headteacher)

Bristol ChemLabS worked with teacher Jenny Taylor in the organisation of this visit. The event was sponsored by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol and the Bristol and District section of the RSC.

08 June: Science Assembly, Sherborne Primary School, Sherborne, Dorset

Jonny Furze presented the science assembly 'Gases in the Air' to 45 Year 5 children as part of a local visit to the town. 2 teachers were also present. Again Bristol ChemLabS Outreach worked with Rhiannon Brenchley (Science Lead) in the coordination of this event.

'Thank you so much for the Science assembly. All the pupils came back from the assembly excited and enthused about science. They couldn't wait to tell me all about everything they had seen and learned. What a fantastic impact! Once again, our pupils and staff were wowed - we are truly thankful for such a lovely experience! Thank you'.

'I just wanted to say a huge thank you to whoever organised the gases in the air talk to go to Sherborne primary this afternoon. My daughter came home absolutely buzzing, full of facts about hydrogen, helium and liquid nitrogen. She loves science but it isn't usually that exciting!' Kate (parent)

The visit was part supported by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

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