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Pocklington School Science Competition

Pocklington School Lower School Science Coordinator led state school primary age pupils from Years 5 and 6 in a science competition.

Aims

The students were challenged by two STEM  activities; building a wind powered buggy and constructing a 'Go Slow' marble run.  The activities required good teamwork and scientific know-how.

Background

The event was led by the Lower School Science Coordinator who has been teaching for 13 years and has extensive knowledge of working with primary schools.

Resources

The event was supported by experienced members of the technician team and science prefects.

Impact

The children benefited from access to a teaching laboratory, specialist teaching and resources which otherwise they may not have had access to. The children had fun learning about basic principles in science and how this relates to real life situations.  It gave pupils a platform to apply existing knowledge and develop new skills and knowledge, which could be  applied to solve a problem, prompting further thought, discussion and personal development.

The project facilitated development and building of relationships with state primary schools, allowing teachers to share knowledge, ideas and resources which all foster collaborative working and best practice.

Pupil Involvement

The activity was designed for pupils in Years 5 and 6. Eight children attended who were accompanied by two adults.

Frequency

It is hoped that this event will run again in the future