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Pupils Journey To Outer Space as Part of Science Week Celebrations

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Our Prep pupils were transported to a whole new world last month as they welcomed to the school astronomer and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Simon Ould.

Simon, whose lifelong passion for science was sparked by an inspirational teacher, decided to return the favour by setting up his own educational company. Now, Director of the Space Odyssey, a mobile planetarium, he offers inspirational 360° 3D learning experiences for schools in the South West.

Through his state-of-the-art digital projection, breath-taking graphics and advanced computer simulations, Simon has taken learning to another dimension, transporting the pupils on a journey beyond our galaxy and comprehension. The immersive learning environment, and interactive nature of the workshop, proved extremely popular.

As a school we celebrated National Science Week alongside our own Maths Week, with almost every department hosting a variety of activities and/or workshops.

In Pre-Prep, the children took part in carousel lessons, which saw them move between classrooms and take part in various experiments, including ‘fizz inflators’ and bubble magic. The week-long event culminated in a fantastic ‘dress up’ day. It wasn’t uncommon to see human rulers and pencils walking about that day!

Meanwhile, Prep decided to take a more sophisticated approach to the week-long event. They began by hosting their own version of Countdown, with pupils competing against each other, and the clock, in the ultimate battle of wits. Regular ‘WOW’ experiments were also held in the school labs, as well as a ‘Maths Olympics and Skittles Investigation’ challenge.

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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