11 March 2019
Science Day event for primary school pupils
On 28 February, we welcomed over 1300 local primary school pupils from 20 different schools for the Key Stage 2 Science Day event, as part of our Outreach programme. The event was in celebration of the 10th year of Science Week and the opening of the new Science & Technology Centre. The day comprised of 4 interactive science shows and 3 electronics workshops, led by the company, Science Made Simple.
The young audience learned about the laws of physics when watching the show, It’s only Water, by investigating theories such as: Can you squeeze water? Can you heat it and why objects float or sink? The afternoon show, Music to your Ears, explored the basics of sound to the latest in music technology; the exciting presentation had lots of practical demonstrations and audience interaction, which included a musical instrument played with a blowtorch!
In addition to the shows in the theatre, 3 schools got the opportunity to take part in the Mad Lab workshops held in the Science & Technology Centre. The sessions gave pupils hands-on electronics experience, by learning how to solder components onto specially-designed circuit boards in order to create a flashing light kit, which they proudly took home at the end.
Dr Ali Galloni, Head of Science, Sevenoaks School said "It was great to see how the pupils interacted so readily with the shows and especially to see the posters they created in response to the “Splash and Bang” theme of the day. Science Made Simple’s MadLab electronics workshop gave pupils a genuine sense of triumph. We are excited to exploring more events, in our Science & Technology Centre, to allow teamwork between local schools, such as a Galactic Challenge, the younger version of the UK Space Design Competition, in which our older students are participating in the UK final at Imperial College. Watch this space!”
Thank you to everyone that made our Science Day 2019 a huge success.