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Biology Workshop

The Science department at Kent College welcomed the Year 5 students from Capel Primary School for a Biology workshop.

Aims

The aim of the project was to give external primary school children the opportunity to use Kent College's facilites and enhance their curriculum using resources that would not be available in their own school. 

 

 

Background

The opportunity was identified by the Heads from both schools. 

This is the third session between the two schools. 

 

Resources

 

 Kent College's Science Laboratories were used on the day of the visit.

 

 Mrs Debra Hopper, Head of Science and Mrs Kay Saunders, Science Teacher, ran the sessions with assistance from Capel's staff. 

Impact

The students were shown how to take samples of onion cells and look at them under a microscope. They were then set the task of sampling their own cheek cells and viewing them microscopically.

They all produced some excellent slides and diagrams.

It was a very enjoyable experience all round. 

 

 

Pupil Involvement

Year 5 boys and girls. 

 

Frequency

This collaboration will continue next year with the aim of running project based activities.