Pupils Come Together to Explore the World of Science

Over 250 pupils from primary schools across the region joined Moreton First for a Science Extravaganza day.

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2nd March 2020 — Budding scientists from seven schools across Wrexham and Shropshire including Penley Madras, Our Lady & St Oswald’s Catholic Primary, Trefonen Primary, Weston Lullingfields and Moreton First Prep School came together to discover the fascinating world of Science.

The day involved a series of workshops and hands-on demonstrations delivered by Moreton Hall’s specialist STEM teachers to promote the joys of Science and expand children’s learning across Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

The pupils took part in experiments and activities from witnessing chemical reactions, including making ‘elephants toothpaste’ and observing changes in physical properties when dissolving solids into liquids, to building bridge structures and identifying the vital organs within the body.

Mrs Catherine Ford, Head of Moreton First Prep School said, “It was a delight to see so many children’s passion for Science being ignited and their curiosity shining through in the start of their scientific journey.

“The pupils have been fully engaged and inspired by the experiments and activities and I’m sure we have in attendance some young scientists of the future.”

The day in advance of British Science Week next month promoted the love of scientific discovery and inspiring young minds whilst developing problem solving, life-long learning skills and creativity.

Moreton Hall is proud to be at the forefront of encouraging pupils to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects. Its state-of-the art Medical Science faculty offers cutting edge technology for aspiring scientists, doctors, surgeons and vets. Over half of the Sixth Form take a STEM A Level.

Through regular science days, workshops and the school’s Jenner Society; which offers a weekly insight into a panoply of biomedical science topics delivered by experts in their field and supported by an active partnership with the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, the school continues to innovate and develop to ensure that it can inspire the next generation of students and prepare them for the wider world.

Mr George Budd, Moreton Hall Principal commented, “the growth of STEM at Moreton, following the opening of the Centenary Science and Medical Centre, continues alongside our commitment to the Arts and partnership events such as this ensure that legacy continues well into next generation of young people”.

About Moreton Hall Prep

Moreton Hall Prep is the preparatory school of Moreton Hall, sharing not only its extensive facilities but also a commitment to nurture and celebrate the talents of each child. We are proud that we offer boys and girls a unique start to their education, ensuring academic rigour goes hand in hand with encouragement to achieve success in all creative and sporting fields. By combining the best of traditional educational methods with exciting initiatives we have created a distinctive school where pupils are active participants in the adventure of their education. We believe the goal of education must be to develop individual character whilst cultivating a community where respect and consideration are paramount.

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