Hethersett Old Hall School is the first in Norfolk, and one of only 60 in the country, to be involved in delivering a new concept in science workshops. On Friday, around 60 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from local primary schools, as well as our own Year 6 class, attended a Gopher Science Lab day at the school.
Funded through grants from the Biochemical Society and Society of Biology, the workshop comprised exciting hands-on science activities designed for inquisitive primary- aged children followed by demonstrations from the science teachers.
The experiments were run by Year 10 and Year 12 pupils. The girls took the younger pupils through the practical tasks, preparing them to take their new-found knowledge back to their own schools to share with the younger ones there.
Head of Science, Miss Mann said, “Cascading the knowledge from the older pupils to younger ones is such a great idea. For our girls, experiencing teaching as part of their own learning will develop their skills in communication and innovation and boost their self-confidence – so everyone wins!”
It was a wonderful day and all the visiting teachers commented on the professionalism of our senior school pupils. To see more photos from the day, click here.