23 November 2015
Year 5 Primary school students attend Science day
Sevenoaks School hosted a recent Science Activity Day for gifted pupils in Year 5 at local primary schools. 30 pupils were immersed in activities including making acid-base indicators from berries and flower petals, extracting the enzymes from banana, liver and yeast as well as playing with some unusual materials such as hydrophobic sand and ferrofluid. The pupils were ably assisted by Lower Sixth formers who guided and mentored them during the day. Everyone had a wonderful time and it was very pleasing to see how focused and enthusiastic they all were. The tremendous ideas that were generated spoke volumes about the ability of the pupils and their interest in science. The highlight of the day for most was making a non-Newtonian fluid from cornflour; I suspect this is because it was the messiest of the activities! We look forward to hosting the event next year.