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News: Sci­ence stu­dents sup­port chil­dren mak­ing wiz­ards’ potion’ and bath bombs!

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Science Lecturer Jet Tengatenga (front centre, green lanyard), and Work Experience Co-ordinator Dal Singh (far right) with Science students and a representative from Hempshill Hall Primary School (second from left) at the event.
Science Lecturer Jet Tengatenga (front centre, green lanyard), and Work Experience Co-ordinator Dal Singh (far right) with Science students and a representative from Hempshill Hall Primary School (second from left) at the event.

As British Sci­ence Week con­tin­ues, we found out about a recent event which was designed to get pri­ma­ry school pupils inspired by science.

Sci­ence stu­dents and staff at Not­ting­ham Col­lege helped more than 250 pri­ma­ry school pupils take part in a Pri­ma­ry 6 Part­ner­ship (P6P)* event called Chang­ing Materials.

Stu­dents and staff from the Col­lege held hands on sci­ence ses­sions mak­ing bath bombs, wiz­ards’ potion’ and float­ing divers’, togeth­er with staff from P6P Pri­ma­ry Schools in the Bas­ford area.

The schools involved were: Hemp­shill Hall Pri­ma­ry, Ross­lyn Park, Old Bas­ford, and Heath­field (Bas­ford and Ker­sall Dri­ve campuses).

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Primary School pupils got hands on making their own bath bombs

The school pupils had a chance to explore chem­istry con­cepts through the inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties, deliv­ered by Col­lege staff and expert­ly sup­port­ed by BTEC Sci­ence students.

Fol­low­ing a messy but fun time, the pupils demon­strat­ed the activ­i­ties to their fam­i­ly members.

The event was a great way to not only inspire the chil­dren through sci­ence, but also for our own stu­dents to gain expe­ri­ence sup­port­ing sci­ence events, which is a valu­able skill for their future careers. 

Vick­ie Nardoni — Fac­ul­ty Area Man­ag­er for Sci­ence at Not­ting­ham College

British Sci­ence Week 2019 is a 10-day cel­e­bra­tion of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing and maths, being held 8 – 17 March.

*The Pri­ma­ry 6 Part­ner­ship is a group of Not­ting­ham pri­ma­ry schools with the aim of rais­ing stan­dards and improv­ing out­comes for all chil­dren and young peo­ple in its com­mu­ni­ty. It aspires to cre­ate a cul­ture of high aspi­ra­tion, a com­mit­ment to life­long learn­ing and a deter­mi­na­tion to suc­ceed and enjoy.

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  • 13th March 2019 (2:29 PM)
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