WHS Science Roadshow hits more Primary Schools

Throughout June and July, Withernsea High School’s Science Department hit the road once again to visit three more local primary schools with their ‘What is Science?’ roadshow.

Thorngumbald, Burton Pidsea and Inmans Primary School in Hedon were paid visits by Biology teacher Daisy Turner and Senior Science Technician Viki Foster who demonstrated exciting and explosive science experiments to pupils in years 1 to 6.

The workshops were many and varied, ranging from learning about indicators, food chains, electrical circuits and conductivity to the study of solids, liquids and gases.

The latest workshops, designed to engage and enthuse the young pupils, followed hot on the heels of successful visits to Patrington, Burstwick and Withernsea Primary Schools earlier in the year.

Viki Foster commented: ‘It has been a busy and enjoyable year working with staff and students from the local primary schools. We have visited six primaries in total and at each one we have been deeply impressed with the enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and knowledge shown from the primary school pupils. We hope our workshops have managed to show them how much fun science is and how important it is in our everyday lives. We look forward to seeing the pupils again at the high school in the future.’ 

Inmans Primary School Year 5 Teacher Mrs Charlton commented: 'The science demonstration and workshop was a great opportunity for the children to get an insight into what they may be able to do at their secondary school. The demonstration was engaging for all children and the workshops gave them hands-on experience and fun activities.'

Year 5 pupil Will M added: 'I really enjoyed the explosion. It was magically awesome!'

While Rebecca M, also in Year 5, said: I loved the experiments and I would like to do more in Year 6!'

Further reading:

Working together, achieving more in the primary schools - February 2017

WHS Scientists spark positive reaction at Burstwick Primary School - May 2017


 Burton Pidsea Primary School


Inmans Primary School


Thorngumbald Primary School