Sussex University, in conjunction with Longhill Science Department, ran a series of fantastic Science Workshops last weekend at Longhill High School.
Children came from all over the county to enjoy the opportunity of practising some science in Longhill’s well-equipped science labs. Many children in years 4, 5 and 6 came from our Deans Partnership schools, as well as children from as far afield as Funtington, Near Chichester and Burgess Hill to the north.
Head of Science, Pat Doe, told us, “Primary children were able to learn a bit of science and really build up their confidence and enthusiasm about the move to secondary school.”
Children were able to choose from learning about fire, forensic science, using science to make an artwork, carrying out their own dissection or the science of the disco. All the sessions were full to capacity and thoroughly enjoyed by the participants.
Here are what some of the parents had to say about the day:
“My child can’t wait to attend another, it was great to see Kate the Headteacher there as well – it really showed her commitment to the school.”
“Brilliant initiative. I was impressed with the facilities at the school & clearly enthusiastic staff. My child said “the workshops were amazing & I’m no longer afraid of fire.” She would love to attend further workshops.”
“My daughter got a lot out of the workshops and meeting the friendly staff. She loved it!”
“I would like to thank all the staff who made the event possible. My daughter really enjoyed the morning and was so enthusiastic to share what she had learnt with her family. An excellent event and thank you for letting schools from across Sussex take part.”
“Fantastic method of helping transition to secondary in a more academic way.”
“One of my children didn’t want to go at the start but came out buzzing having had an amazing time.”
“My son came out of the sessions with a really big smile on his face. Thank you”