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Science Fair Success

19 March 2018

This term we held a Science Week and what a week it was. The week kicked off with a spectacular show by Dan from the Royal Institution of Science. He taught us all about digestion in the most graphic of ways and enthralled all of Upper School when he ate the ‘poo’ he had made. That evening Dan put on another show for parents and children. By half past six the school hall was full of expectant and excited scientists. They were not disappointed as they were entertained by flaming pickles, light refraction in water, the strength of paper and all sorts of other amazing and very loud experiments.

On Wednesday, we were visited by some very mad scientists. Reception and Year 1 learned about different mixtures to make their own slime (always a winner!), Year 2 and 3 looked at colours and chromatography, Year 4 learned more about digestion and Years 5 and 6 studied aerodynamics whilst making their own fantastic flyers.

Throughout the week we were so lucky to have two gorgeous micro pigs come and stay with us. After a day in a large pen in the playground STEM club decided that ‘Gary and Shirley’ would be far happier living in the relaxing shed for the week. Here they would be sheltered from the ‘Beast from the East’ and have some lovely mud to snuffle around in. So, after running around the playground for a while the pigs were lured into their new home with some yummy treats! Throughout the week, each year group took on the responsibility of taking care of the pigs’ needs, feeding them, checking their water and even clearing out their waste! The children loved having Gary and Shirley stay with us and each play time there was a long line at the pen’s gate to go in and give them a stroke. The freezing Beast from the East did not seem to bother the pigs and they had a great week being loved and cared for by the children. Their owner even said they had never had such brilliant accommodation before coming to Kew Green!

The following week was our science fair. 33 projects were put on display in the school hall and computer room. Such a huge variety of projects has not been seen before and each and every one was innovative and well carried out. Congratulations to all of the children that took part this year and in particular to Matthew S. in Year 6 who won the fair by proving that you could light a match with a lazer! Miss Davies

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