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Banham Primary School celebrates National Science Week

Pupils at Banham Primary School have had a science-themed week to celebrate National Science Week, and have also raised money with a non-uniform day. ANL-140325-135121001

Pupils at Banham Primary School have had a science-themed week to celebrate National Science Week, and have also raised money with a non-uniform day. ANL-140325-135121001

While people have been doing something sporty to raise money for Sport Relief 2014 recently, pupils at Banham Community Primary School have taken a more scientific approach to fundraising.

Children and staff at the school have been busy celebrating National Science Week, from March 17 to 21, with a range of science-based activities.

They were also treated to a visit from Dr Ken and his ‘Entertaining Science Circus Show’.

A scientific fancy dress day was held on the Friday, to raise money for their charity of the year, Star Throwers Cancer Care in Wymondham.

During the week, children have been learning about different aspects about science, including growing, forces, dissolving and evaporating.

Head teacher Paul Seeman told the Diss Express: “Science is such an important part of the curriculum and is key in getting children to ask questions and test ideas.

“We have all really enjoyed our week, and to see all the staff, parents and children making such an effort to finish the week off in superb and imaginative costumes has been good ‘evidence’ to prove our ‘hypothesis’ that we have inspired a lot of children to get interested in science!”

So far this academic year, the school has raised more than £200 for the Star Throwers Cancer Charity.

Previous fund raising events include a star theme cake sale, an art competition, and a dress-up day held in the autumn term.

Pictured above, with a number of children from different classes, is head teacher Paul Seeman, Dr Ken, and teacher Mrs Claire Stanley.

 

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