Magnus Church of England Academy has been focusing on the wonderful world of chemistry in a spectacular exploration of what the subject has on offer, both as a subject and future career options for students.
Teacher, Natasha May, said: “We hold themed events during the daily lunch hour to encourage a wider interest in science amongst our students and to get them talking about science to their friends and family.
“In our first and second terms, we ran biology and physics events and during these weeks we spent an evening stargazing with astronomy experts and had career talks from an environmental scientist.”
The school also has regular lunchtime science activities, which range from hunting through leaf litter to making the most aerodynamic paper aeroplanes.
“Chemistry week has been our grand finale and we saved our most exciting experiments for last,” Natasha continued.
“During the week, we made jelly babies scream, blew-up gloves to the size of King Kong’s hand and set fire to bubbles.”
Student Dominic Bealing, aged 12, said: “I loved the exothermic reaction in the outdoor experiment.
“It was very funny when all of the foam shot into the air and I don’t think all of the students were expecting it.
“I really like the fun things that happen in science, especially the practical lessons.
“I want to be a teacher when I leave school, but I am still open-minded about what to focus on. I try to get involved because I could end up teaching any subject.”