On Thursday 2 November, pupils from Monkton Park, Queen’s Crescent, Frogwell, Lacock, Redland, Kington St Michael, Trinity, Sutton Benger and St Paul’s Primary Schools attended the Electricity Challenge event organised by the science department at Hardenhuish School.
The nine teams of four Year 5 pupils investigated the suitability of different metals and juices in order to generate green electricity. They carried out two electrolysis practical experiments to research which metals are the best electrical conductors and which liquids are best to use in electrolysis to generate the highest voltage.
All the pupils who attended this event had a really fun morning and were very proud of the participation certificate to keep and take back to their primary school. Feedback from their accompanying teachers was unanimous – the children who took part were kept engaged and enjoyed working as a team to meet the challenges that were set for them.
Mr Wood, Associate Assistant Headteacher said: “We are pleased to provide opportunities to encapsulate and extend the interest and knowledge of younger pupils within the surrounding area.” Mr Holbourn, chemistry teacher, added “Feedback from all participants has been really positive; we look forward to hosting similar events in the future.”