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Science Outreach Days: A ‘taste’ of secondary school

3rd July 2014

Chatham & Clarendon Grammar opened its doors to over 570 Y5 primary school students during the first two weeks of June, giving pupils a real insight into secondary school life.

Taster sessions, led by the science & technology departments, allowed students to develop a range of skills whilst improving their own understanding of the subjects. Pupils had the opportunity to make a fortune in Science during the ‘panning for gold’ activity, bake a scrumptious apple & cinnamon rock cake in the high-tech ‘Master-Chef’ style Food Technology room  & fabricate their very own pewter key fob with the Product Design team. Fun was had by all!

Feedback from visiting staff - The children had an amazing time and a very worthwhile learning experience, which also fitted in with so many of the curriculum topics that we are studying at the moment.” 

Students were enthused about the key-rings, finding gold and baking rock cakes; activities that are more difficult to do in the primary setting due to the lack of facilities. They all had a wonderful time.

I think the links with the local secondary schools are so important as it gives our children an invaluable opportunity to see what happens when they leave primary, so thank you very much for inviting us.


If you are interested in your school becoming involved in next year’s Y5 outreach programme (1st  June 2015 onwards) please email kparkins@ccgrammarschool.co.uk

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