Saturday Morning Science Masterclass
The project is for Year 6 pupils at various primary schools who enjoy science to give them a taste of secondary school science in the laboratory, which they are unable to do at primary school. As a result, the primary schools are able to stretch and motivate their gifted and talented pupils.
- To give Year 6 pupils at primary schools a practical, hands-on experience of chemistry, physics and biology in the laboratory to help promote an interest in and enthusiasm for the sciences.
- To provide provision for Able, Gifted and Talented children in the local community.
The classes are jointly staffed by LGS, LHS and Amherst School science teachers and use the LGS science labs who provide the equipment.
The aim is to enthuse and promote an interest in all the science subjects.
The pupils clearly enjoy them as the participation rate stays high for all three sessions and the feedback from them is positive.
The sessions are successful if the children become more confident scientists and take up science subjects at school. We do have pupils who have told us that the masterclasses did make this difference to them.
Each year, between 100 and 120 Year 6 pupils, mixed gender, take part from the following schools:
Beacon academy; Boothwood; Cobden; Holywell; Cossington; Loughborough C of E; Mountfields Lodge; Outwoods Edge; Rendell; Sacred Heart; Robert Bakewell; St Mary's; Stonebow; Thorpe Acre; Burton-on-the-Wolds; Christchurt, Mountsorrel; Hall Orchard, Barrow; Lantern Lane, East Leake; Rothley; St Bartholemew's, Quorn; St Paul's, Woodhouse Eaves; Seagrave; Willow Brook, Keyworth; Redlands, Sileby; Sutton Bonington; Thrussington; Warren Hills, Coalville; Wymeswold.
The classes take place once a term (three times a year) with groups rotating between the three science subjects. The sessions take place between 10:00am and 12:00pm.