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Boffins, bubbles, and bones as Park Road School in Sale celebrates science

By Peter Trollope at

Pupils had a day that they will never forget  at Park Road School  in Sale.

The whole school took part in a Science City 2016  day…with parents from Science backgrounds and boffins  contributing to the teaching and experiments.

Liz Jones, the Science Co-Ordinator, at the School:”The children had a wonderful time learning about science in a very practical way. It was very hands-on with every class doing experiments.  We devoted the whole day to science.”

Year 3 learnt how to make robots out of toothbrushes, Year 5 took their own fingerprints in the Forensic Class, the Reception year tried experiments with bubbles, but the biggest hit of the day was Class 8 discovering the way human bones  go together in a skeleton.

Suzannah Ford, Year 3, making a Bristlebot robot using a toothbrush

Suzannah Ford, Year 3, making a Bristlebot robot using a toothbrush

Ben Stagg, Year 5, on the case in the Forensics finger-printing class.

Ben Stagg, Year 5, on the case in the Forensics finger-printing class.

A group of children from the Reception Class learn all about milling from parent volunteer Dave Chadwick

A group of children from the Reception Class learn all about milling from parent volunteer Dave Chadwick

I'm forever blowing bubbles - The Reception class gets to grips with the science of bubbles.

I’m forever blowing bubbles – The Reception class gets to grips with the science of bubbles.