Last week at St Thomas Aquinas we celebrated ‘Science Week’. We kicked off the week with exciting experiments performed by ‘James Boffin’. He had both students and teachers help him with his experiments and he even demonstrated a rocket launch to the whole school…and the rocket is yet to land back with us here on Earth!
We continued the space theme throughout the week, learning about different types of space such as ‘Personal Space’ and ‘Outer Space’. Lots of fun experiments were carried out by all year groups, but the one on everybody’s lips was ‘The Egg Drop Challenge’. Every class designed their own protector that was to keep a raw egg from breaking when dropped from the school roof. We had lots of fun with this challenge using straws, bubble wrap, sticky tape, cardboard and even socks to try and protect our eggs! The overall winner was 6OL, who created a magnificent protector made completely of straws and sticky tape.
Each Key Stage 2 class also had two ‘scientists of the week’ chosen by their teacher. These children have shown their class teacher great commitment to learning throughout the week, a passion for science and growth mindset attitudes. These lucky children will visit ‘The Big Bang Young Scientists Fair’ which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 15th March.