Camborne Science and International Academy hosted an action packed week of events and activities to celebrate British Science Week 2016. Starting on Monday 14 March, the week consisted of various science themed workshops, guest speakers, shows, quizzes and trips.
"It was a brilliant celebration which involved the whole school, to interact and be inspired by Science," said Vicky Holland-Lloyd, Director of Learning for Science at CSIA. "Hearing such positive comments and seeing our students so in awe of the subject made it an incredibly worthwhile week."
Among the highlights were whole school tutor group quizzes, the national poster competition titled 'Space for Science: Science in Spaces', and an explosive Science Assembly taken by the Year 9 Triple Science class.
"Every activity was designed to enthuse and encourage our student's inquisitive minds about science and how things work." said Vicky. "This is what our Academy is all about, allowing our students to immerse themselves in education in engaging and unique ways."
CSIA Science Teacher Ami Deacy led various workshops with several sessions for Year 5 and 6 students including eyeball dissections and investigations.
"They were so mature during the workshop and there were definitely potential surgeons and doctors in the group, with very diligent dissection skills!"
CSIA's Year 9 students were delivered a session by lecturers and ambassadors from Exeter University, themed 'Engineers with Borders' on the mining industry and how engineers are crucial for all materials we use today.
"A challenge was then set for students to design and build a bridge over a vast amount of water, and students worked together to meet the challenge and create a bridge that could withstand a dumper truck!" commented Kelly Hendrick, Deputy Head of Science.
"One of our most popular events was the famous Geevor Scrapheap Challenge which CSIA enters every year," said Vicky. "As well as competing to create and build a working model waterwheel, students had a fantastic time at the Tin Mine and developed their knowledge of key Cornish scientists in the process."
"As a specialist Science school, we're very proud to inspire our student into STEM subjects which continue to open doors and opportunities later in life," added Ian Kenworthy, Principal. "There are so many careers which require STEM specialism and at present, demand is outstripping supply. We're delighted to embrace celebrations such as Science Week to inspire our next generation."