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Pupils get interactive with science for special week

Morpeth All Saints First School taking part in National Science Week which included a visit from the whale charity Orca.  Calvin Johnston with the skull of a Bottle Nose Dolphin.

Morpeth All Saints First School taking part in National Science Week which included a visit from the whale charity Orca. Calvin Johnston with the skull of a Bottle Nose Dolphin.

PUPILS have been making scientific discoveries across Northumberland in an awareness week.

A number of schools have taken part in National Science and Engineering Week, bringing in special guests, organising trips and setting up a range of activities.

At All Saints First School each class enjoyed a scientific outing, whale and dolphin UK protection group ORCA called into school with real whale teeth, a council recycling officer visited and the Treasure Island soft play centre in Coopies Lane provided an interactive baby triceratops model named Kota.

There were also trips to the Discovery Museum, a Dove Lab and a DFDS Seaways ship, and parents were invited to see science projects in the classroom.

Belsay First School pupils made a range of items, including kites, balloon rockets, silly putty and a lighthouse out of just newspapers and masking tape, which needed to be more than a metre tall.

The year groups were mixed up so pupils of different ages could work together.

As well as doing some interesting activities, Newminster Middle School and Technology College students enjoyed a creepy crawly show and a presentation by Technology Tom and a group went to the Centre for Life to learn more about worms.

 
 
 

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