Cheltenham Science Festival

Cheltenham Science Festival

Last Friday CCJS welcomed 37 Year 6 pupils from 6 local primary schools: Churchdown, Gardners Lane, Oakwood, St Gregory's, St Peter's and Warden Hill,  plus 8 of our own CCJS pupils, for a Gifted and Talented workshop as part of the Cheltenham Science Festival Education programme.

Each pupil had a chance to experience 3 sessions led by Mrs Mech (Head of Science at College) College teacher Mrs Flanagan and our own Mr Baker.  The theme of the day was Science We Can't Do In The Classroom, with classes designing and building compressed air rocket fuelled cars, making and testing for hydrogen as an alternative energy source to see its explosive potential as a fuel of the future, and dissecting hearts and eyes.

Mr Jim Walton, Science teacher and Boarding Houseparent at CCJS commented: "This was an excellent opportunity for young people to experience a whole day of Science activities that are rarely on offer for this age group. Our aim was to give these talented budding scientists a chance to do some really hands on experiments, to ask questions and not to be afraid of making mistakes to find better answers."

Special thanks must go to the CCJS Catering Department for an amazing cake to finish the day!

 

The AMAZING cake!

   

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