John Roan Science Week Delivers Unforgettable Experiences for Students

John Roan Science Week Delivers Unforgettable Experiences for Students

Last week, the much-anticipated John Roan Science Week was a huge success, offering a series of exciting and educational activities.

The excitement kicked off with the entire Year 8 cohort visiting the Observatory in Greenwich Park. This iconic location perfectly complemented the theme of TIME, as students toured the historic dome and meridian line while learning about the observatory's storied past. The highlight of the visit was the Planetarium, where students marvelled at a presentation about astronaut training and their everyday lives. Many students remarked on the awe-inspiring effect of the immersive display, which made them feel like they were truly journeying through space.
On Thursday, Year 7 students were treated to a thrilling science show by the Royal Institution, focusing on the science of food. Students learned about the journey of food through the digestive system and why carbohydrates are called "Energy Food." The interactive demonstrations included fiery food transformations, surprising facts about dog saliva, and a hilarious yet educational lesson on how faeces are made. One Year 7 student described it as his "best day at secondary school so far."
Throughout the week, students of all year groups explored hands-on science through pop-up stalls showcasing various exciting experiments, from hovercrafts to exploding "elephant toothpaste." Each lunchtime, students watched demonstrations on rockets, bubbles, and other fascinating topics. The assemblies were loud and explosive, and the home experiment competition brought out the creativity in our budding scientists.
John Roan Science Week was an immersive and inspiring experience for all involved, allowing students to engage with science beyond the classroom.
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