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STARS@STAHS

This was a key event in the 2019 partnership calendar. It was a spectacular evening of science, including stargazing in an inflatable planetarium, extracting DNA from fruit and solving crimes.

 

 

 

Aims

To bring STEM to life for a range of Year 5 pupils from six local primary schools, providing them with interactive and interesting real-life science sessions.

Background

STAHS works on a regular basis with a number of local and partner primary schools. Through this one-off evening the school wanted to provide pupils with an experience that they typically wouldn’t be able to get, to illustrate how exciting and interesting science is.

Resources

The event took place in school, involving several teaching staff from across the school.

Impact

100 pupils from our six primary partner schools – four in Luton, one in Harpenden and one in St Albans – joined us for an evening of star-gazing in our planetarium and crime-solving in our labs.

Pupil Involvement

A range of Y11 and Y12 pupils were involved in setting up and running the event, providing leadership opportunities.

Frequency

A one-day event in March 2019.