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Students at Bury St Edmunds school celebrate Science Week




Students at a Bury St Edmunds school celebrated Science Week last week.

This year’s theme was food and sustainability and the whole of South Lee School came off timetable to work in small mixed year groups.

There were guest speakers each morning and on one day a parent invited the school to their farm to learn about crops and machinery.

Students Evie Duke and Seth Bretherton with Charlotte Baker, deputy head and head of science.
Students Evie Duke and Seth Bretherton with Charlotte Baker, deputy head and head of science.

On the Friday the school held a parent assembly to showcase what the children had learnt the previous four days, and the head chef at the school Mr Gary led a food waste masterclass which showed the children and parents how to make delicious food using leftovers.

The children also transformed old plastic water cups into three dandelion clock sculptures as part of a recycling initiative.

Charlotte Baker, head of science, said: "The children had a rich and immersive week on Food and Sustainability for British Science Week.

"The children gained a wealth of knowledge each day from exploring each of the different themes from cross-curricular perspectives.

"They also developed skills in leadership and working with others throughout the week.

"The children and parents had nothing but praise for this year's Science Week, which has become a firm favourite on the school calendar."


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