Getting more out of science

SS Mary & Joseph's - then pours some liquid nitrogen into a jug
SS Mary & Joseph's - then pours some liquid nitrogen into a jug

NATIONAL Science Week went off with a bang at St Mary and St Joseph School in Pocklington.

The school celebrated the event with a week of special science-related activities and enjoyed a special visit from physics whizz, Pete Wearn of Cool Science, who thrilled the youngsters with some fascinating experiments - including blowing up a bottle!

Forensic science, microscopy, telecommunications and astronomy were among the many other topics studied by the children, who also enjoyed a visit by staff from the Battle Flatts Surgery as part of their studies into veterinary science.

Kate Poppleton, science co-ordinator and teacher at St Mary and St Joseph thanked parents and the special visitors for helping the school raise the profile of science.

She explained that through the workshops and demonstrations, the children had learnt that there is a lot more to the subject than learning facts.

She added: “The week has proved to be very exciting as the children have been inspired in a very real and practical way.

“As well as learning about the topics and expanding their knowledge we have hopefully created some new scientists for the future.”