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Student volunteers support primary school learning as Saturday Smarties resumes

We were delighted to welcome 22 Year 5 and 6 pupils from across nine local primary schools to our first Saturday Smarties Session of the year.

Saturday Smarties is our annual series of science masterclasses for 44 local pupils who come to The King’s School for three sessions of science fun. Each masterclass is taught by our science staff, supported by 12 student volunteers.

This week the Saturday Smarties investigated with our volunteers the qualities of light and rainbows before moving up to the biology labs to study how we see light and images.

The end of the session was back in the chemistry labs using Bunsen burners to discover the colours that different elements burn with and to see how fireworks are made. The session finished with an exciting series of (planned) explosions. 

Saturday Smarties

Whilst the children were busy in the science labs, parents and carers were offered a chance to have a tour of the school and then returned later on for the round up and explosive finale.

We can’t wait to meet our second cohort who will be joining us for another Saturday of science fun next week.