Saxon Hill Academy, based in Lichfield, captured pupils’ imaginations with an innovative approach to teaching science.
On the 2nd May, the special Academy joined forces with Mad Science to host a mesmerising assembly full of inspiration and intrigue.
George Turner, a middle leader at the Academy and organiser of the event, said: “The assembly was amazing. The pupils were very enthused and thoroughly enjoyed the experience developing their love of Science.
“So much so, we are now going to have a big CREST experiment morning.”
The assembly saw pupils learn how lungs work by engaging in numerous practical experiments using an air canon and smoke. Pupils were mesmerised as one experiment saw ‘Dennis the Dragon’ breathe fire by only using icing sugar, iron fillings, a foot pump and a lighter.
The Academy aims to provide all pupils with a diverse, broad and accessible curriculum, with pupils regularly partaking in a variety of practical scientific experiments across all age and ability stages.
Mr Turner explained: "At our Academy, science contributes significantly to pupils’ enjoyment and is promoted through Science Week activities, CREST sessions and regular inclusive lessons which provide opportunities for pupils’ curiosity to be embraced.”
The whole-school assembly was led by Mad Science, an international company who promote young scientists. They specialise in educational and entertaining sessions that present science in a visual and interactive manner, sparking pupils’ imagination and curiosity.
Following the success of the assembly, an after-school club based at the Academy has now been proposed, which would see pupils undertake a six week programme run by Mad Science. For more information about the club, please contact Saxon Hill Academy directly.