News Gopher Science grant awarded to St Oswalds

St. Oswald’s CE Primary Academy has been awarded £200 through Gopher Science Labs, funded by the Royal Society of Biology. Gopher Science Labs offer simple hands-on activities to build children’s confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work.

St Oswald’s has been successful with their bid and will be working with children from both Christ Church Primary Academy as well as St Philips Primary Academy throughout the day to promote their love of learning in Science. The experiments on the day will be conducted and explained by Upper Key Stage Two children from St.Oswald’s. This will enable them to develop their skills in communication, innovation and increase their self-confidence. Children from the other schools are then invited to deliver training to their class or from younger year groups so they too can develop their communication skills through their love of Science. This gives all children involved ownership of their learning and helps them gain confidence in the area of Science as well as communication.

Charlotte O’Neill, Y2 science co-ordinator said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for children at St. Oswald’s to experience new and exciting science activities alongside children from other primary schools. Science is a subject which our children really enjoy, especially where experiments are involved, so to be able to have a day to promote it is brilliant. We are very thankful that we have been successful with our bid and cannot wait to share learning from the day with others.”

Andrew Chadwick, Headteacher of St Oswald’s said “As part of Bradford Diocesan Trust it is exciting to have a real opportunity to work with other schools in the Trust. This is part of the collaboration which is happening across the Trust, to raise life chances for the children in the Trust”.


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