13 March 2017

Sevenoaks School hosts 800 primary and prep school children for a day of Science fun

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In the second in a series of science outreach days, Sevenoaks School hosted over 800 children from local primary schools on Thursday 9 March.

In The Space performing arts centre at Sevenoaks School, the day started with firework science presenter Matthew Tosh. He gave an introduction to how electronics controls fireworks, the chemical reactions that take place and how common firework effects are manufactured.

Next came a session on material science from Science Made Simple, which brings educational science shows to schools to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

After a quick lunch there were three more sessions including an interactive show on sound, in which the children looked at how sound waves vary and how ears work.

The final show of the day was given by Fran Scott, a BAFTA-nominated children’s television presenter, and the only female science presenter on Children’s BBC. Her show, Science Misadventures, highlighted the simplicity of science, and included shooting products from an exploding cannon.

A pupil from Otford Primary School commented, ‘It was an amazing day – I have learnt so much about water, sound and fireworks – I am even keener to be a scientist now when I grow up!’

The schools attending were: Otford, Shoreham, Chiddingstone, St John’s, Anthony Roper, Dunton Green, Seal St Lawrence, Granville, Amherst and Sackville School. 

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