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Monday, 04 February 2013
Over 80 girls from 21 local primary schools visited Bolton School for the annual Just4Girls Science and Maths Day.
The experience provided Year 4 girls with an opportunity to enjoy a range of traditionally 'male' subjects in a new and fun way, and was aimed at linking science and maths together. The event was run by highly qualified specialist science and maths teachers and the girls made use of the outstanding facilities at Bolton School.
Throughout the day there were sessions in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, all of which linked ideas from maths about surface area and volume. The girls undertook a range of tasks including looking at the effect of surface area on reaction rate; building models of 3d shapes and working out their surface area; learning how to measure how much air is in your lungs using a washing up bowl, a plastic bottle and a rubber tube; and building their own paper helicopters and exploring factors affecting the time taken for them to drop to the floor. There was also a quiz in which the girls got to test their Science and Maths knowledge.
Year 7 girls from Bolton School were on hand throughout the day to help out and the day ended with a Presentation Ceremony where each pupil received a goody bag and certificate for their achievements.
The Just4Girls Science Day is the latest in a series of events for local primary school boys and girls to attend at Bolton School.
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