Fascinating Facts at SJS Science Week
Stamford Junior School pupils have taken part in a hands-on science week, with the theme, “The Eggs Factor”.
The school spent the week learning more about eggs, egg-layers and life-cycles, starting with an assembly from Wild Science, handling a tarantula, a Berber skink lizard, a tree-frog, millipede and a python.
Mrs Gilman, one of the school’s parents, brought in a hen and some week old chicks for the younger children to handle, and Year 6 pupils were visited by Ken Davies from the Rutland Water Osprey Project, to broaden their understanding of animal adaptation.
Throughout the week, every child at the school carried out fun experiments, from creating bouncing eggs to seeing just how strong eggs are by standing on them.
Mrs Britton, who organised the week, said: “We would like to thank all the parents for supporting the week by doing some egg-based cooking at home and the enthusiastic staff. All the children were really involved with their learning this week, enjoying lots of new science. We are now awaiting the arrival of our own chicks in the incubator.”