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Wellacre Celebrates British Science Week

Posted at 10:59 am on 17th April, 2019

STEM fun for students, staff and primary children

Wellacre celebrated British Science Week, from 11th to 15th March, and co-ordinated a range of events to engage students and staff in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities.

The events organised by Wellacre aimed to celebrate all sciences and their importance in students’ everyday lives, to engage students in exciting and interactive science activities, and to explore possible career opportunities.

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Year 10 students kick-started the week by challenging staff in ‘The Chase’, a special STEM version of the TV quiz favourite - Wellacre students were the victors, showcasing their exceptional knowledge!

The Manchester Royal Infirmary welcomed Year 9 students to explore careers in Health Science and meet audiology, physiology, nuclear medicine, genetics and pathology professionals.  As well as an opportunity to speak directly to the experts, the day included interactive sessions and bitesize lectures.

Wellacre student, Nicholas, Year 9, said:

“I’d like to follow a career in medicine; the event showed me the education and career path I can take.  They showed us that if you study science, there are so many routes and possibilities, that I can keep my options open. I found the session on investigating diseases really interesting.”

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Wellacre students attended the Go4SET Launch at Sale Grammar School to learn more about the challenge, which will see them work with Cargill, the agricultural conglomerate, on a recycling project in school.  As part of the co-curricular programme, the project will develop students’ STEM skills and will offer a hands-on experience in a real world setting.

Year 5 children from local primary schools, Acre Hall and St. Monica’s,  visited Wellacre’s Eco Centre for interactive STEM days and developing their science skills through fun and exciting experiments focused on ‘journeys of discovery.’

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On Twitter, Acre Hall teacher Miss Thake, commented:

“Some of our Year 5 children had a great morning at Wellacre Academy as part of our British Science Week activities #journeys.”

Wellacre’s Principal Miss Wicks said:

“We enjoy inspiring future scientists during British Science Week. By bringing science to life, we can show young people science in their everyday lives and, possibly, in their future careers.”