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Curriculum in motion for academy pupils during British Science Week roadshow

To celebrate British Science Week (10 – 19 March) Academy Transformation Trust’s Science Lead Practitioner Dave Bickley will deliver a Science Roadshow at eight of the Trust’s Midlands academies in seven days.

During the roadshow, Dave will lead pupil-based workshops to explore Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion through fun demonstrations.

Pupils will get involved in experiments such as using air pressure to crush an aluminium can and making model rockets that will fly as high as a house to bring to life the theories. The demonstrations will complement and support the work that pupils do in the classroom on forces. There will also be challenges such as designing an egg lander that will prevent a falling egg from breaking when it hits the ground.

Pupils taking part in the workshops are Year 5 and 6 pupils at Jubilee, North Walsall and Star primary academies, and Year 7 and 8 pupils at Bristnall Hall, Pool Hayes, Sutton Community, The Dukeries and The Queen Elizabeth secondary academies.

Dave Bickley, Lead Practitioner for Science at Academy Transformation Trust said: “Our first ever Science Roadshow is a great way to celebrate the subject in an interesting and stimulating way, linking practical experiences to learning that is taking place in the classroom. I am very keen to promote the importance of science, and practical activities are key to sparking and maintaining an interest that will continue through school and beyond, in a sector where there is huge growth and the opportunity to pursue a range of exciting career pathways.”

To find out more about British Science Week visit www.britishscienceweek.org

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