Hundreds of primary school pupils explore fun side of science in Lichfield

Hundreds of primary school children have taken part in a hands-on science session in Lichfield.

Some 220 youngsters from across the region were welcomed to Lichfield Cathedral School to take part in a series of demonstrations, workshops and experiments.

Pupils from Whittington Primary learning about the properties of frozen carbon dioxide. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral School

Pupils from Whittington Primary learning about the properties of frozen carbon dioxide. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral School

The Year 5 children from Whittington Primary, Christ Church Primary, Cooper and Jordan Primary and Birchills Primary School got to meet Mad Marc from Sublime Science, who won investment on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den.

The aim was to showcase the fun side of the subject as the pupils created created multi-coloured slime from chemicals found in the home and saw first hand the explosive properties of frozen carbon dioxide.

Lichfield Cathedral School students with Mad Marc from Sublime Science. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral School

Lichfield Cathedral School students with Mad Marc from Sublime Science. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral School

Susan Hannam, Lichfield Cathedral School’s headteacher, said: “This event helped children to learn about key elements of their primary science curriculum in a fun and engaging way, and hopefully inspired girls and boys to pursue science in secondary school and beyond.

“As a society, we need to encourage more pupils to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths if we are to avoid a critical skills shortage in the future.”

Another session around sports science will take place in June.

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1 Comment

  1. Lichfield Dad

    23rd March, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    If your child gets to go to one of these, I would really recommend it.

    My son attended one of the sessions and loved it.

    It was really entertaining and a great way to get children interested in science.

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