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KS1 Science Fair

On Thursday 24th May our partnership (Ogden & Primary Schools) held two KS1 science fairs, one at Eden Primary School and the other at St James Primary.

The theme was on animals and habitats, Yr 1 & Yr 2 pupils designed an animal that was suited to a particular habitat - the habitat could be real or imaginary. The animal had to have adaptations to suit that habitat and pupils either drew or made a model of their animal. Although it wasn't a competition the students knew that there would be adults both from their school and outside, including STEM ambassadors, governors and colleagues from APS, asking questions and completing praise cards for their creations which all went in a big box.

The students were fabulous in explaining how their animals were adapted and there were enough adults that no student had to wait long before they had to explain the adaptations to another adult. There were paper thin animals adapted to live in-between books, recycle bin rubbish munchers, a highly advanced Yr 2 brushbot creature with full circuit diagram and its creator able to explain potentiometers and why one was needed for his creatures circuitry!

Overall a great day with KS1 students from seven of the partnership schools working together, sharing their creativity and communicating science to adults! A great way to round off the half term!

As always our thanks to the Ogden Trust for supporting our partnership