School pupils discover the fun of science

Forest School pupils  Ben Freeland and Kieran Bonner enjoy Science is Fun day
Forest School pupils Ben Freeland and Kieran Bonner enjoy Science is Fun day

MORE THAN 200 parents and primary school pupils enjoyed a fabulous evening of colour changing chemicals, bubbling potions and big bangs at Forest School’s ever popular Science is Fun Evening recently.

Science teacher Doc Roc put on a dramatic demonstration of all things weird and wonderful to a packed hall of parents and pupils, after which the audience were invited into the laboratories to carry out their own experiments.

Forest pupil Rhys Todman and his father set off an explosive reaction

Forest pupil Rhys Todman and his father set off an explosive reaction

Steve Miles, Subject Team Leader for Science, said “It was a fantastic evening and great to see so many younger boys enthused by science.”

With Forest pupils on hand to help the younger boys everyone had the opportunity to have a go at some exciting and sometimes explosive experiments for themselves.

Transition Learning Mentor, Maria Stack, added “Not only does the evening help to inspire young minds about the wonders of science; it also gives boys and their parents the opportunity to meet staff and pupils at the school and experience a small slice of what life at Forest is like.”

Parents and pupils agreed that the evening was ‘epic’, as one lad put it, but they also praised Forest pupils. One parent added: “The boys who attend Forest were very confident and helpful.

“You could tell they love it at Forest and it made my son very keen to go to secondary school – well done to everyone for a great evening.”

Article contributed by Forest School, Horsham

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