Science Club in the paper

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We are delighted to see that all the good work our Key Stage 2 scientists are doing during their weekly Science Club have been recognised by the local press.

As part of the new Ogden Trust Abingdon Primary Science Partnership our Science Club is being supported by a highly skilled and enthusiastic Sixth Form student, Carl, from Abingdon School each week.

Carl, 17, said: “Science is a fun activity that everyone can do, it doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s great to take a look at everyday things from a scientific perspective. The children really enjoy the practical activities.

“I was nervous at first as I didn’t know what to expect but it’s been fun for me as well, the children are really keen and they really want to learn.”

Last term the Science Club looked at a project to build houses that can withstand flooding while children learned about the scientific principles involved.

Our science leader Fay O’Brien said: “Carl has made a positive impact on science at the school; the club is very popular with boys and girls. It helps children to make links between scientific concepts and real life by enabling them to participate in practical projects which run over a few weeks.

“They are able to be the investigators and to develop important problem solving skills.”

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