As a Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award school, we recognise the importance of developing the children’s investigative and observational skills. Next week is our annual Science Week with a focus on ‘The Magic of Science’. Science Week aims to raise the profile of the subject and I look forward to seeing all our budding young scientists immersing themselves in stimulating, practical work. We shall start our week with a magical science assembly with magician Tony Maidment (Jack Preston’s Grandad). All our children will be taking part in a day of science investigations on Tuesday as they work with different teachers throughout our school. On Wednesday our Year 5 and Year 6 children are going to Oldswinford Hospital School to conduct experiments with the OSH science experts in their labs. We are also pleased that all our girls in Year 5 children are going to Chemistry at Work at the Black Country Living Museum. This is an annual free event funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and offers pupils the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work, with particular emphasis on what is happening in our local area.
We shall complete our week with a series of inspiring Science Magic Shows with Dr Matt Pritchard on Friday. Matt is a magician, comedian and creative communicator, who works with organisations like The Royal Society, Royal Institution, British Science Association and Edinburgh International Science Festival. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics’ Postgraduate lecturer award. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham. We are confident that he will help our week end with a bang!