Youngsters at one Wimborne school spent a whole week unearthing new discoveries in a fun-packed Science Week.
With a special theme of ‘explore and discover’ a different activity was held every lunchtime for the children to pop in and try.
From getting a microscopic look at creatures from the River Allen to building 3D constellations in the library, the students got to enjoy a wide range of the sciences.
Headteacher, Cindy Pritchard, said: “For Science Week our special theme was designed to give our students the chance to explore and discover scientific topics that might not be covered in the curriculum.
“It was wonderful to see so many of our students get involved and show such enthusiasm for science.
“This wonderful week was made possible thanks to our science teacher Cheryl James who planned and ran all the events.”
In addition to getting a close-up view of microscopic river creatures and building constellations, the students also got to enjoy other activities.
In one session they made their very own micro eco-system in a jar and in another they went all pre-historic by excavating dinosaur droppings.
And in each task they were challenged to answer a range of probing questions, such as maths solving problems to draw out and identify different constellations in the night sky to finding out how plants are important for human survival.
The week ended with the children taking part in a poster competition to highlight what they learned during Science Week.
British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
Allenbourn Middle School is one of eight first and middle schools that make up Wimborne Academy Trust, including Emmanuel CE Middle School, St Michael’s CE Middle School, Colehill First School, Merley First School, St John’s CE First School, Hayeswood First School and Witchampton CE First School.
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