Every class in school received a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) session from the STEM Graduate Outreach Team at Newcastle University on Monday 3 December.
Y8 pupils enjoyed a sports science session where they learned about the physiological effects of exercise on the body. They measured their lung capacity and pulse, as well as using an ECG machine to measure the electrical activity of their hearts.
Y7 used chemistry to extract DNA from a strawberry and learned all about DNA and why it makes us unique.
Y6 pupils took on an engineering challenge where they used K’NEX to build a bridge and learned all about the challenges engineers face in their daily work.
Y5 learned all about how to think like a scientist and focussed on using their senses to make scientific conclusions by engaging with lots of activities exploring how science works in our bodies.