News

, , , ,

The Science behind it all…

Posted on 3 March 2019 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

Each year for Queen’s Gate Science Week, pupils are given the opportunity to enrich their learning across a wide range of scientific subjects. This year the week was packed with fascinating talks and activities for girls across both schools.

The Senior School began the week with a visit from Dr Ken Farquhar and Circus Science, where their knowledge of gravity was tested with skateboards and juggling balls, whilst over in the Junior School, girls dressed up as explorers and had a visit from the Mad Science Whizz Bang show; there were toilet rolls and beach balls flying all over the place!

As the week progressed, seasoned polar explorer Stephanie Solomonides amazed JS pupils with her stories; the Explorer Dome took over the Senior School Hall, with girls exploring the digestive system; Zoolab brought in some creepy crawlies, and the Medical Mavericks returned to Queen’s Gate with all their medical equipment with pupils learning new skills, as well as being able to see inside their own anatomies! British naturalist, conservationist cameraman and television presenter, Simon King, OBE visited on Thursday 28 February, and spoke to Sixth Form pupils about conservation and wildlife and how our actions affect the world.

The week was rounded off with a visit from Balloonatic in the Junior School and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the Senior School, where pupils learnt all about gases including liquid nitrogen.

Thank you to all our guests and visitors throughout the week and for all the staff who helped to put together another successful Science Week!