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Girls in Science (Chapmanslade Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School)

More than 120 girls had the chance to don lab coats and be scientists for the day when Bruton School for Girls held its popular ‘Girls in Science’ experience days. Other schools who have attended are:

Norton & West Chinnock Primary School; Mere School, Warminster; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Wincanton; Chapmanslade Primary; Dilton Marsh; Kingsbury Episcopi; Keinton Madeville; Baltonsborough Primary School; Gillingham Primary School; Selwood Academy; Ashill Primary; Hambridge Primary.

Aims

Visiting girls from primary schools across the county were able to undertake a series of experiments covering all three science disciplines: Physics, Biology and Chemistry which saw them building rockets, pond dipping and even creating their own ‘bath bombs’.

Mrs Judy Marsh, Head of Chemistry at Bruton School for Girls, explained: “It was wonderful to see a genuine interest for science amongst our visiting 10 and 11 year olds.

“We wanted to show them the amazing and diverse career opportunities for young women in Science and Engineering and hope that we have fuelled their interest and passion for science.”

Background

Established in November 2012, this annual event was introduced to allow local primary schools the opportunity to experience senior school experiments in dedicated science labs and showcasing Science as a career option for women.

Resources

Carried out by approximately six Bruton School for Girls Science teachers and technicians utilising our on-site nature reserve and other facilities throughout the course of the school day.

This event is free to participating primary schools and includes refreshments throughout the day and lunch.

Pupil Involvement

Sixth Form Science students assist with the activities, along with support from the Marketing department.

Visiting girls are generally aged between 10 - 11 years old.

Frequency

Ordinarily this is an annual, two day event in November.  Likely to continue for the foreseeable future due to it's popularity.