Science Outreach to local state primary schools

Partner: St Pauls CofE VA Primary School, Cambridge
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Following a successful application for a 'Schools Engagement' project fund, awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Science Department at St Mary's School is working with St Paul's CofE VA Primary School.

The title of the project is 'Bridging Chemistry around the world' and will involve practical activities to underline skills such as team work, ability to plan (organisation skills), analyse data, writing of conclusions and communication skills. 

Aims of the project

The project aims to work with 30 Year 4 pupils from St Paul's CofE VA Primary School.  Pupils will have the opportunit to work in a laboratory to carry out their own Chemistry experiments using scientific equipment. Sessions aim to help pupils see the practical applications of their experiments in the real world and within concrete careers.

Pupil involvement

The project is aimed at Years 4 & 5 (pupils aged between 8 and 10) from local state primary schools in Cambridge.

Frequency and duration

The project involves five sessions, each 1.5 hours long, held over the course of a single term.