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The Big Science Day at Melksham Oak

MELKSHAM Oak Community School hosted The Big Melksham Science Share last week with 150 pupils from Melksham primary schools enjoying a day of science fun.

Pupils from The Academy Trust of Melksham  primary schools, supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust and Bath Taps into Science, shared their own science investigations with each other on the theme of sports science. There was a whole host of hands-on activities designed by the children to take part in, as well as a presentation from Bath University and a live Skype link up with Prof. Danielle George at Manchester University.

Carol Sampey, Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust said, “This is a really important event as it brings schools together with the support from Melksham Oak. It is also a brilliant way of linking the primary schools with the secondary school in a creative and exciting way.”

Melksham Oak science teacher, Tamsin Egan said, “It was a fantastic day and the children really enjoyed themselves. The Big Science day is a great way to encourage enthusiasm about science in a creative and collaborative way. I believe the best approach to bring science into schools is by being active.”

One pupil from Churchfield School said, “My favourite stand was the one about the germs; you get to see how quickly germs spread,” and a pupil from St George’s said, “My favourite part was the Smoothie-making bit. It was fun.”

Ash from St George’s said, “It’s been an exciting day. I enjoyed learning about gravity when you kick a ball and lots of other things.”