Super Science at Thorndown!
The National Science and Engineering week is taking place
between the 13th and 26th March 2017. Organised by the British Science Association
across the UK, our nearest location is based close by in Cambridge. It is an exciting
opportunity to discover, question and take part in scientific activities at some interesting
venues. The event has a whole host of exciting topics, from talks to hands-on activities
that I am sure will have something for everyone, whatever your age and interest (and
the great thing is, most things are free!) Some do need to be booked though – booking
via the website that opened 20th February 2017). This years’ theme for the festival is
titled ‘Getting Personal’. The website has full and comprehensive details about the whole
programme of events, accessibility etc and can be found at http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/
During January, children in Year One and Two participated in the RSPB Big Bird Watch.
We were pleased to take part in this national event in which pupils went out and about
making observations and tallying their findings. A whole school assembly drew
awareness to the national event and outlined the scientific reasoning and benefits from
analysing data. I wonder which were the top three most frequent visitors in the UK in
2017? What does that say about other wildlife and numbers of certain species?
As with previous years, Thorndown have a Science Week planned, but later during the
Summer Term. Outdoor learning is going to be the theme. Look out for work and
learning being celebrated later on in the school newsletter! Above all, keep enjoying
science. It’s all around us!