British Science Week
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and this year Castleford Academy Science team were busy running special events across the school and the local community.
The theme for this year’s British Science Week was “Exploration and Discovery”. This theme encouraged our students to think about and investigate the world around us; from different parts of the Earth and the Solar System, to different species, new technologies and medicine.
Pupils across the Academy took part in exciting investigations including; the best materials to make clothing for an explorer in different environments, working as a team to design and produce a multi surface vehicle on a budget and investigating ‘How do you weigh an alien in space?’
Over 200 Ks1 and 2 pupils from the surrounding schools also visited Castleford Academy and joined in with the fun practical activities.
Finally, a team of science staff visited Wheldon road Infant School and Nursery. Pupils from Ks1 designed a visor and rocket for an astronaut and a mass rocket launch was held at the end of each session.
All pupils were a credit to their schools producing outstanding work.