Reach Out does Science with Scotholme Primary School 2017
Situated in Hyson Green, Scotholme Primary’s pupil intake and pupil premium reflect the largest ethnic minority populations within the city. Although Hyson Green has a thriving cultural community, Deputy Head of the school, Carl Hollis identified that girls receive fewer opportunities in comparison to boys.
Science lessons would introduce boys and girls to NGHS Sixth Form Science Ambassadors as women in roles of responsibility and leadership, aiming to inspire and challenge perceptions.
Lessons were designed around mixed sex peer work in a Senior School laboratory.
In Physics, Sixth Form ambassadors designed and presented work on bridges, focusing on engineering and forces. Children had to construct and test their own engineering with paper bridges.
NGHS girls gave a practical lesson in states of change for chemistry. Partner school pupils wore lab coats and goggles for the first time and helped prepare for an exciting experiment with Mentos and cola.
Biology gave children the opportunity to look at types of animals from our Pet Club and discuss with older NGHS girls the effects and factors in extinction.
Carl Hollis, Scotholme Primary Deputy Head states: “I have had nothing but positive comments back from all staff and children concerning the science tasters that they have had over the last few weeks. The girls particularly have really been inspired and that was one of our main objectives.”
180 across Years 4, 5 and 6 from Scotholme Primary School.
8 x Scotholme staff, including class teachers, TAs, Head and Deputy Head.
15 x NGHS staff including HoDs, Senior Science Teachers, science technicians, SLT and support staff.
21 x Sixth Form Science Ambassadors