Aims of the project
To provide a fun science day to St Teresa's pupils and help their staff to continue to develop science-based activities for their pupils.
Background and goals
One of Withington’s Chemistry teachers volunteered her time to help with St Teresa’s Science Day.
The teacher planned and ran the science lessons at St Teresa’s.
The day enabled all children at this primary school to take part in science activities; a different activity was organised for each class. They had access to specialist teaching which enhanced the learning experience.
Students were highly engaged during the sessions which were based on interactive practical activities. Feedback from teachers, students and parents was very positive. Students also submitted entries for a science project competition, which were judged by the WGS teacher. Students spoke articulately and accurately with real passion and enthusiasm for their projects, which were of an excellent standard.
Eight teachers at St Teresa’s observed the science lessons, and thus gained insight into potential science-based activities they could run in the future.
Over 200 pupils from St Teresa’s attended a science lesson over the course of the day.
Frequency and duration