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Exciting science

Science fever took over the academy to mark national Science and Engineering Week.

Science fever took over the academy to mark national Science and Engineering Week.

There were experiments during assemblies and during lunch times, students were challenged to quizzes and took part in competitions and there was a visit from a science writer, as the whole academy became involved.

The week was launched with an assembly by teacher Gary Crossley who gave students a playful insight into science, with practical demonstrations and questions such as ‘How much toothpaste do you need to clean an elephant’s teeth?’

There were also lunchtime experiments by science staff and sixth form students. 

Author John Townsend visited and led workshops for students.

Librarian Debbie Trafford said: At the start of the day Year 9 enjoyed a presentation by John Townsend where he entertained us to tales such as the boy who was nearly eaten alive by a python and the headless chicken who survived for over 18 months! He then ran workshops for some of our Year 8 and 9 science classes, where he encouraged students to find ways to present facts in interesting ways. The students produced some funny raps and hilarious plays as well as storyboards and more.