Year 6 Science visit

Partner: Capel Primary School, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Year 6 students from Capel primary School made another trip to the Kent College Science department on the 22nd of May to carry out the last piece of practical work for their project on ‘The problem with plastics’.

Aims of the project

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 and goals

The opportunity was identified by the Heads from both schools. 

This was the third, and final, session of the academic year. 


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

Mrs Kay Saunders, Science Teacher, and Mrs Samantha Essex, Science Teacher, ran the sessions with assistance from Capel's staff. 


The students used a system of weights and clamps to test the strength of four different types of plastic bags. From their results they had to decide which plastic bag was the strongest and would take the longest time to break down. The students were asked to consider the implication of their results and link this to how plastic waste could be reduced. 

Pupil involvement

Year 6 pupils - boys and girls 

Frequency and duration

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