It all boils down to science at school

IN HER ELEMENT: Students get a hands-on lesson in chemistry during National Science Week at Sudbury Upper School.
IN HER ELEMENT: Students get a hands-on lesson in chemistry during National Science Week at Sudbury Upper School.

EXPLOSIONS and experiments got a good reaction during National Science Week at Sudbury Upper School.

Pupils of all ages took part in lunchtime events looking at electricity and how athletes’ bodies work during the Olympics, as well as shooting flames into the air by burning custard powder and methane bubbles with chemistry teacher Dr Simon Stafford on Thursday.

Samantha Hill, head of science, said: “We have been burning lots of different things and getting pupils a bit more interested in science.

“I think science is the best subject ever and it is relevant to everything we do. We need more and more scientists in the country and it is really important.”

Teachers also had posters with their favourite thing about science on classroom doors, interesting facts were read out over the school’s public address system and a group of students took a trip to Daws Hall nature reserve in Lamarsh.

“It is nice to give students as much opportunity as possible to get involved,” added Mrs Hill.