Aims of the project
To give children the experinence of using a laboratory.
To encourage interest in science.
To instill aspiration in science.
Critical factors for success:
buy in from the schoos invited
transport to get the children
Teachers and pupils from invited schools
Background and goals
We have had a link with the 7 schools for some time via Chester Municiple Charities. We wanted to improve our links and build relationships. Through meetings with the representative from Highfield Junior school, we discussed some ideas. Science is an area where resources are limited in primary schools and together with a few other areas, this is one we explored first.
accessibly experiments for primary children in Chemistry which are safe
resources of 2 Chemistry teachers for a day and planning beforehand
resources of science technicians in setting up beforehand and needed all day to prepare resources
cost of experiments, cover for teachers, extra technician hours, lunch for invited schools
The accompanying teachers were asked for feedback after the day. The children were inspired and enthused about science and all of them asked us to repeat the day again next year.
24 Year 6 children from 6 schools.
Support from 6 King's Sixth Form students.
Frequency and duration
Ond day event to be repeated annually with schools in specific areas of deprivation.