During the week beginning Monday 9th March, Market Drayton Junior School celebrated our third British Science Week. This year the theme was “Our Diverse Planet”. As a school, we used this focus to raise our concerns about Plastic Awareness, with all children working in their PSHE groups to analyse different types of plastics and deepening their understanding of single use plastics and their potential consumers in oceans around the world.
Our PSHE morning, was launched by an interactive assembly by Fun Science, who also ran a range of workshops during the morning, all focusing on different elements of science.
A plastic-free picnic was organised by the Eco-Warriors, Science Ambassadors and catering staff working collaboratively to encourage children to avoid using single use plastic in their lunch boxes. A concept that we aim to continue beyond British Science Week.
As a school we have aimed to make cross-curricular links during British Science Week, such as Science related orienteering, Colour Chaos, linking art and light, reading activities linked to Our Diverse Planet and design technology.
During the week, we very fortunate to attract two STEM ambassadors to the school to talk to the children. Richard Cheal, a hydrogeologist and Andy Fox, an engineer, came into school, sharing their enthusiasm for STEM subjects, bringing them to life and demonstrating the value of them in their life and careers.
We are already making plans for next year’s British Science Week, aiming to build upon the enthusiasm and engagement that children have for science within our school.