Bournemouth primary school children are on the launch pad to an amazing scientific discovery.
Avonbourne’s Head of Science, Tim Clench, is inspiring the little would-be Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies with his science based activities and the youngsters are ably assisted by volunteer helpers from Avonbourne Sixth Form.
Headteacher, Chris Jackson, said: “Our Avonwood junior scientists absolutely love their new after school club.
“Not only are they very lucky to have their own purpose-built science lab, which is very unusual for primary schools, but also the expert teaching of science specialists from the Trust’s secondary academies.
“This club is not only providing a great introduction to science but also showing how much fun learning can be.”
Each week the junior scientists learn about a different topic related to the National Curriculum in an exciting and engaging way.
One week it could be chemistry and another forces and motion.
During one session the lucky youngsters got to fire their own rocket into orbit via a hydraulic pump.
Year 3 pupil, Bo Filler, said: “I love science club. One day I want to study science at sixth form and at university so that I can be a scientist one day.”
And CEO of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, added: “The science club demonstrates just how well our family of academies work together to inspire the intellectual curiosity of our students.”
Avonwood Primary is Bournemouth’s newest primary school and currently has pupils from Foundation to Year 3. When fully complemented, it will provide education from nursery to Year 6.
It is a member of Avonbourne Trust, along with Avonbourne College (11-16 girls), Harewood College (11-16 boys) and Avonbourne Sixth Form (mixed).
Note to editors: For more information please contact Rachel Read, account director at Deep South Media, on 01202 534487.