Saturday Morning Science Masterclass - Schools Together
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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

Aims

  • 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

Resources

The classes are jointly staffed by LGS and LHS science teachers and we use the LGS science labs who provide the equipment

Impact

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

Pupil Involvement

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

Frequency

The classes take place once a term (three times a year) with groups rotating between the three science subjects. The sessions take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm