Pupils are in the zone for science

PUBLISHED: 13:03 20 June 2009 | UPDATED: 21:48 31 May 2010

Science Week.
Henam and Ugley County Primary School.
June 12, 2009.
Photograph by Michael Boyton.
Pic shows: Honey, Molly and Alice with pond-dipping net.
Names (L-R): Abigail Lee (aged 5, with long loose hair); Honey Fisher (aged 6 (with plats); Molly Churchouse (aged 6, with blond hair); Alice Churchouse (aged 3).

Science Week. Henam and Ugley County Primary School. June 12, 2009. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Honey, Molly and Alice with pond-dipping net. Names (L-R): Abigail Lee (aged 5, with long loose hair); Honey Fisher (aged 6 (with plats); Molly Churchouse (aged 6, with blond hair); Alice Churchouse (aged 3).

SCIENCE week at Henham and Ugley Primary School brought the wow factor into the classroom as children got a buzz from hands on learning. The whole week was really engaging for all the pupils and I m sure they learnt a lot about science and nature as well

SCIENCE week at Henham and Ugley Primary School brought the wow factor into the classroom as children got a buzz from hands on learning.

"The whole week was really engaging for all the pupils and I'm sure they learnt a lot about science and nature as well as having fun," said teacher Suzie Jarrett.

As part of the week of activities, on Friday a new wildlife area was opened at the school on School Lane, Henham. Youngsters took part in pond dipping and identified what they found.

Afterwards parents and children were invited to go on a science trail around the school, exploring a magnetic zone, a health zone and an electricity zone among others.

The Essex recycling bus visited the school for three days and held workshops and years four and six went on a trip to the Science in Action Zone at Bishop's Stortford College.

Ms Jarrett said: "I think the favourite activity was on Monday when 10 owls came to the school and took part in a flying demonstration. They also had a solid, liquid and gas demonstration which also had the wow factor.

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