Primary School Science Club at Sixth Form College

Over the past six weeks, Sixth Form College Geology teacher Richard Campbell has worked with local primary school Sandford Hill to run sessions for the school’s science club.

Sharing his expertise, Richard has visited Sandford Hill each week to deliver interactive workshops based around specific science themes.

This has included a session on pressure, in which the students built air pressure rockets and made parachutes. The group also explored the topic of  chemical reactions through the study of volcanoes.

This week the club came to the Sixth Form College to our university standard science labs. Here they continued to explore science through practicals, which included flame tests for metals in bunsen burners, making slime, and making exploding hydrogen gas in a test tube. The session concluded with the pupils making their own model volcanoes.

Working with Sandford Hill has been a great experience, the students have been enthusiastic and polite. We look forward to working with the school again in the future.