Children from Brabyns Preparatory School in Marple recently embraced British Science Week by celebrating science through a range of activities in school and at home.
Children aged 2-11, from the school’s Nursery up to Year 6, enjoyed themed activities throughout the week, growing their knowledge of topics such as, plants, antibiotics, electricity and water. Classes researched famous historical scientific figures such as Alexander Fleming, Isaac Newton and Mary Anning, and each child is participating in a whole school ‘sunflower seed’ experiment with the tallest sunflower grown being crowned the winner.
The children were also joined in school by science experts, allowing the children to make links between the scientific concepts learnt in school and the work of real life professions. The children were visited by a Scientist from The Christie Hospital and a Pharmacy student from the University of Manchester.
Headteacher Mr Sanders at Brabyns Preparatory School said:
“the week involved lots of engaging activities for the children with the focus on developing their scientific knowledge and skills. We work hard to ensure we provide a balanced and wide-ranging curriculum focusing on all subjects at different times so the children have a full and varied experience. The week was a great success, with individual and team achievements celebrated throughout the School.”