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Bolton pupils become budding scientists

The Ferns Primary Academy pupils held a science fair to celebrate British Science Week

Posted by Hannah Vickers | March 30, 2017 | School life

Pupils of The Ferns Primary Academy (The Ferns) in Bolton, which is sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, celebrated British Science Week with their very own science fair.

The school dedicated a whole day to mark the occasion. 408 pupils from all year groups explored the world around them through a variety of experiments, such as creating  an erupting volcano and a skittles colour wheel, and also investestigated the effects of the van de graaf generator.

Y4 pupil Brooke Conway

The event aims to highlight the importance of science in the curriculum in a practical and creative way, whilst providing pupils with a wealth of opportunities to explore, explain and learn.

Adele Young, Head of the academy was pleased with how the day went.

It was amazing to see our pupils excited to learn and to develop their love of scientific exploration - Adele Young, Head of The Ferns

“Science is not only a significant part of the curriculum, but also our everyday lives, and this was the emphasis of our science fair which has been a great success. It was amazing to see our pupils excited to learn and to develop their love of scientific exploration,” she said.

Young says that the school is already planning next year’s science fair and hopes that this was the first of many to come.

“It is very important to us that we provide our pupils with as many engaging and educational opportunities as possible, in order to help them develop in to confident and self-sufficient learners,” she added.

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