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

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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