Westminster School Primary Schools Science Outreach

Partner: Local primary schools
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Throughout the year, classes of local primary schools are invited to attend a series of interactive science workshops devised by members of the teaching staff and held in the Robert Hooke science centre. Other local primary schools that send pupils are: Millbank, St Matthew's and St Peter's Eaton square.

Aims of the project

Give local primary school pupils an introduction to scientific investigation and principles. To enthuse Year 4-6 pupils about practical science and its applications in medicine and technology.

Background and goals

An outreach initiative from the Head of Science, Dr Kevin Walsh.

Resources

School science labs, teaching staff and Westminster Sixth Form pupils. One particularly popular piece of equipment is the inflatable observatory!

Pupil involvement

Our Sixth Form pupils act as demonstrators and mentors. They enjoy this very much and the primary school pupils benefit enormously - they become very animated and enthusiastic.

Frequency and duration

Ongoing annual programme.