A highlight of the summer term both for girls in school and those at home on our guided home learning programme was the ingeniously designed Science Day. It was jammed packed with lots of challenges and activities.
Whole School Science Flower Challenge
The challenge set to the girls was to design a flower that takes 20 seconds to open when dropped in water. See the gallery of the girls’ work below:
Year 6 Science Project Videos
Year 6 girls worked in small teams, chose an issue of particular interest and devised experiments to explore findings. They each created a video of their projects to share with the whole school – which were amazing and wide ranging.
Girls from Year 2-6 were fortunate to have their Science Day enriched by parents and members of the scientific community who shared how science affects or is part of their jobs. Talks included about working for NHS Blood and Organ Transplant, as an engineer working for Tideway tunnelling, a talk about the brain by a neurodevelopmental psychologist, a postdoctoral scientist at the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine and a medical research scientist working on understanding cancer and developing new therapies for it.
Paul Goldstein, the passionate and well-known British photographer talked to Year 6 about ‘Antic vs Ethics’ in Wildlife Photography. The quality of the girls’ questions in all the talks is both testament to the accessibility of these talks and the willingness of our girls to learn new things.