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The Problem with Plastics’

The Chemistry department were delighted to welcome all of the Year 6 pupils from Capel primary School to Kent College on Wednesday 23rd January.

They have been working on a joint project ‘The Problem with Plastics’ and in their session at KC they discussed the issues of plastic waste and its recycling. They also prepared a polydensity bottle to show how different plastics could easily be separated by their different densities. At the end, the pupils presented how this could be applied to solve the problems of plastic waste in the oceans.

Aims

The aim of the project was to give external primary school children the opportunity to use Kent College's facilites and enhance their curriculum using resources that would not be available in their own school. 

Background

The opportunity was identified by the Heads from both schools. 

This was the first session between the two schools. 

Resources

Kent College's Science Laboratories were used on the day of the visit.

Mrs Aynsley Cowie and Mrs Kay Saunders, Science Teachers, ran the sessions with assistance from Capel's staff. 

Impact

They have been working on a joint project ‘The Problem with Plastics’ and in their session at KC they discussed the issues of plastic waste and its recycling. They also prepared a polydensity bottle to show how different plastics could easily be separated by their different densities. At the end, the pupils presented how this could be applied to solve the problems of plastic waste in the oceans.

It was a very enjoyable experience all round. 

Pupil Involvement

Year 6 boys and girls. 

Frequency

This collaboration will continue throughout the year with the aim of running project based activities.