The Learning Department is delighted to be running a special Science Festival for upper Key Stage 2 pupils. Taking place on Friday 4 March 2022 and using the amazing Cathedral building as our science lab, we are also delighted to announce that we will be joined by the team from Mad Science for the day too. 

What does the day include? 

The Science Festival will start with a 40 minute introductory science show, before children move to a carousel of three different workshops, each lasting up to 50 minutes. Topics include:

Light: In the workshop, the children will explore diffraction, absorption and reflection of light. They will also have the chance to experiment with UV lights, white light and laser light, as well as discovering all about the Electromagnetic Spectrum.   

Forces and Gravity: In the workshop, the children will learn about the effects of gravity and air resistance. They will be able to explain how unsupported objects fall to earth, before testing the affects of air resistance by making parachutes for teddy bears ready to be thrown from the inside of the Cathedral tower! 

Materials: In the workshop, children will explore reversible and irreversible changes, including those linked with burning, before creating space rockets to experiment with the reaction between acid and bicarbonate soda!  

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The children thoroughly enjoyed their day. The activities wonderfully supported our current school work in science.


- Kingshott 

Contact us

To find out more or to make a booking, please contact us on 01727 890212 or at [email protected]