Year 6 are Inspired at Gravity Fields Science Festival
The biennial Gravity Fields Science Festival has been taking place in Grantham, from 24th to 28th September, celebrating all things Science, at the home of Sir Isaac Newton. Eighty children from Stamford Junior School went along to watch and take part in some of the events on offer.
During the children’s visit they watched practical demonstrations and stage shows by a Professor from the Glasgow School of Art, the Science Museum, and an expert from the National Space Centre. They received answers to such questions as; who first observed a spectrum of light? What happens when you mix green light and red light? Why does an astronaut need to wear bullet-proof clothing? What are the benefits of LED lights? The Year Six classes got stuck into the events of the day, with Mrs Britton, science coordinator, saying that “The children responded with fascination at what they learned, and with confidence on stage and in raising their own questions; what makes the blue part of a flame blue?”
The Gravity Fields Festival returns in 2016 much to the delight of Mrs Britton and the students; “All in all, it was a day to challenge and inspire young minds which we look forward to again in two years’ time.”