St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School Win the

St Lawrence College,  ‘Thanet Schools’ Science and Engineering Challenge’

On Thursday 8th March, four pupils from Year 5 class of St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School entered the St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate’s, Annual Thanet Schools’ Science and Engineering Challenge. 

[Please see the full article from St Lawrence College below.]

Pupils spent the day taking part in quizzes, technology challenges and team events.

There were 47 other schools from across the whole of Thanet and Canterbury present and the St. Ethelbert’s pupils came first!

Each child received a £10 voucher and also won a cheque for the school’s Science department. Mrs Millidine, the school’s science leader was delighted with the children’s success and said she would use the much needed extra funds for exciting resources for the Science Club.

We would like to extend our thanks to St Lawrence College for hosting such an important day in the school calendar and for encouraging our pupils to explore science. 

St Lawrence College once again hosted their annual Primary Schools’ Science and Engineering Challenge on Thursday 8 March, welcoming teams of Year 5 pupils from 24 local Primary Schools across East Kent. See the Photo Gallery!

Pupils spent their morning taking part in challenges in Biology, Physics, and Design and Technology, with activities ranging from constructing a free-standing tower from spaghetti and marshmallows to firing homemade rockets. The competition continued after lunch with a Science team quiz before everyone was entertained in the school’s theatre with a ‘Chemical Magic Show’ presented by Head of Chemistry, Ed Pegden.

Principal, Antony Spencer, presented the prizes and congratulated the children on their hard work and exemplary behaviour. He told the pupils that he hoped the day had helped to inspire some of them to pursue a career in Science or Engineering in the future.

Congratulations to the winning team from St Ethelbert’s who narrowly beat St Joseph’s (2nd place) and Worth Primary School (3rd place). All the winners received certificates and vouchers and their schools received money to spend on Science teaching.

This event was part of the School’s Science and Engineering Week. Highlights included a lecture by Dr Becky Parker entitled ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’, an Astrodome set up for pupils to visit, a thought-provoking debate on Artificial Intelligence and Year 7 pupils sharing their Science Projects.

Science Challenge

The article is shared courtesy of St Lawrence College, Ramsgate.

Educational Life would like to thank both St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and St Lawrence College for allowing us to share their good news! 

It is lovely to see local schools working together and promoting science and engineering to budding scientists. It certainly looks as though, St Lawrence College Science and Engineering Challenge was great fun! 

Congratulations to St Ethelbert’s Year 5 pupils for being crowned the victors and to runners-up St Joseph’s and Worth Primary School! 

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