Cambridgeshire pupils wowed at school science hubs
The workshops explore topics as diverse as life in far reaches of the earth to the emptiness of space. Pupils will also find out about the Antarctic, ancient Egypt, the gruesome science of food in ‘gurgling guts’ and what goes on inside a cell.
Pupils will get interactive by handling meteorites, dismantling parts of the body, dressing up like an ancient Egyptian and taking part in a table-top historical dig.
Led by academics from the University of Cambridge, the events are called hubs and are designed to bring science to life. Academics from the University lead a series of interactive sessions about science at local primary schools.
There will also be a series of Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) workshops led by students from the University.
The first was held today at Sawston Village College on Wednesday and another will be held tomorrow (March 4) at Ely Community College from 9am-12.30pm.
“We have experienced stuff that other children may not experience in their life,” said one pupil at Wednesday’s hub event at Sawston Village College.
Eloise Froment, Head of Science at Sawston Village College, said: “This was a fantastic event which has enabled us to extend our community arm and support local schools.
“The pupils had a fantastic morning extending and enriching their classroom learning and experiencing things they wouldn’t be able to in the classroom.
“It is something we intend to run again next year, hopefully reaching even more schools.”
Sue Long, Festivals and Outreach Officer at Cambridge University, said: “The hub events are designed to excite young people and give them some passion for science at an early age.”