British Science WeekPosted: 17th March 2020
A trip into space captured the attention of young people as they focused on science for a week.
Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College indulged in the topic during British Science Week.
They got the opportunity to step inside a planetarium, which spent the day at their school, to learn more about the earth and the planets around it.
Through a series of videos within the dome – also visited by students from Burnt Mill Academy - students now understand more about climate change, global warming and rising sea levels.
Students also learnt about modern scientists with clues around school leading them to identify them through research, as well as looking at a Science Career of the Day and a Science Discovery of the Day.
Kirstie Fleming, head of natural sciences faculty, said: “Young people are more used to the traditional science careers, so we got them to think outside of the box and realise there are more roles in the subject than engineers and doctors. We wanted to make it broad and diverse for them to take them away from the traditional careers.
“Our students dream the big dreams and we want them to be aware of their options and to keep their dreams alive.”
Student Alex Zinici said: “When we learn things in class, we understand, but if we can see what is happening, we get a better picture in our minds, so we understand even more.”
Classmate Paige Chilver said: “I enjoyed seeing what other planets actually look like, rather than seeing flat pictures in books. It was a fun way to learn.”