Science roadshow aims to “raise aspiration” of Norfolk schoolchildren

CHAOS from Cambridge University were at Harleston Archbishop Sancroft high school to do Science workshops''Pictured: X-Ray - Jess Gorman from CHAOS, along with Luc Davis, Harvey Dixon, James Graham and Nathan Clements from Brockdish School ANL-150107-154543009
CHAOS from Cambridge University were at Harleston Archbishop Sancroft high school to do Science workshops''Pictured: X-Ray - Jess Gorman from CHAOS, along with Luc Davis, Harvey Dixon, James Graham and Nathan Clements from Brockdish School ANL-150107-154543009

Staff at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston have praised a student-run roadshow for helping enrich the science experience for pupils across its primary school cluster.

The high school welcomed children from the Harleston, Brockdish, Pulham and Alburgh with Denton Primary Schools last week to join the CHAOS Roadshow, a project set up by students at Cambridge University which aims to demonstrate the practical opportunities in science using interactive displays.

Emma Johnson, cluster co-ordinator told the Diss Express: “The whole aim is to raise aspiration. The events are about opening people’s eyes to science and we want to put into context why we need it.”

Encompassing physics, chemistry and biology, the activities spanned everything from x-raying a skeleton to building structures.

Raghd Rostom, one of the roadshow organisers, said: “Sometimes, it’s easy for schools to get too focused on the curriculum. Not all science is people in lab coats.

“Studying it can be really fun. I hope we can show children just how exciting science can be.”

Head of Science Claire Leeder added: “This has been an amazing two days where we have been able to enrich our curriculum for our students.”