Aspire Academy Trust
Posted on: 13/11/2019

Y6 pupils enjoy physics busking

On Tuesday 5th November, students from The Ogden Trust - St Austell Primary Partnership, got together for an afternoon of fun, participating in an assortment of physics busking activities.

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The St Austell Partnership is the first Primary School Partnership to run a busking session in the UK. Year 6 children from all 10 schools in the partnership (St Stephen Churchtown Academy, Sandy Hill Academy, Truro Learning Academy, Bugle School, Probus Primary School, Penryn Primary Academy, Indian Queens Primary School, Treverbyn Academy, Whitemoor Academy and Shortlanesend School) met at the hub school, St Stephen Churchtown Academy, to experience an hour long ‘circus’ featuring a number of different experiments themed around physics topics.

Sally Fulford, the South West Ogden Trust regional representative, ran the session and children attending had resource boxes to bring back to their own schools. Each attending school will nominate their Year 6 students as science ambassadors, using the activities learned on the day to run assemblies, teach other classes in their school and run science booths at Christmas and Science Fairs.

Overall, an amazing afternoon had by all and there was definitely a buzz in the air about science!  Keeley Norton, Year 6 Class Teacher and Science Co-ordinator at Probus Primary School commented:

“The training was excellent – the children came back to my class afterwards absolutely buzzing with enthusiasm!​

“Our children loved it!” – David Gray, Teacher and Science Coordinator, Whitemoor Academy

“What an inspiring day with such brilliantly engaged children.” – Conor Kendrew, STEM Coordinator, Cornwall College

Cheryl Frost, Teacher and Science Coordinator at St Stephen Churchtown Academy commented:

Such a lovely opportunity to see children from 10 different schools working together and learning about science!

“I can’t wait to show everyone what we did today!”- Ruby, Year 6, St Stephen Churchtown Academy

Year 6 pupil Jake sums things up beautifully:

It was interesting to learn that some of the things we did today was Physics – I didn’t know!

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