Making science fun

LIZARD IN A BOTTLE: Stranded in the jungle as part of a school science day, Alfie Docherty, five, finds it is a lizard, and not a message in a bottle.
LIZARD IN A BOTTLE: Stranded in the jungle as part of a school science day, Alfie Docherty, five, finds it is a lizard, and not a message in a bottle.

schoolchildren were faced with eating worms – albeit sweets – at a special science day.

Hadleigh Community Primary School staged a whole school science day involving all of the school’s 470 pupils.

It was based on the jungle TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and saw children getting dressed up in jungle outfits and taking part in bush tucker trials to get them solving science-related problems.

If they failed, they faced having to put their hands into cold custard and pulling out jelly-flavoured sweets shaped like worms.

Another trial involved them identifying objects in bags, emulating one of the creepy crawly trials on the reality TV show. Only this time it was coleslaw, rice pudding, grapes and raisins.

Science teacher, Loretta Rankin said: “It was all about making science really good fun and the children really seemed to enjoy it.

“Of course, we had a good day weather-wise which meant we were able to get outside to do the activities involving water.”