Science Working in Partnership

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges” Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author, is believed to have said in the 1720s.

As part of Woodchester’s passion for science and our approach to building bridges we are always very keen to build relationships with local individuals or organisations who have a science background.  Children really enjoy external visitors who can come in and show how science is more than just learning in the classroom.

Recent partnership activities include:

  • Year 3 children visiting Forest Green Rovers, our local Division Two Football club, to learn about the importance of healthy eating and keeping fit
  • A visit from the Tooth Fairy at Archway Dental Practice for KS2 children to learn about the importance of cleaning your teeth on a regular basis.
  • A visit from a renowned local wildlife writer to learn about the importance of habitats and what life is like living in a cloud forest.
  • A visit from a local chocolatier who taught us about the lifecycle of the cocoa plant, the process of making chocolate from solid to liquid, and most importantly the opportunity to taste a variety of different chocolates!
  • A visit to Bristol Zoo to learn about the lifecycle of rainforest animals and the importance of conservation. 

In addition, we are also registered to access resources through Dyson’s young engineering fund and Cyberhub UK.  Both organisations allow schools to borrow science equipment to extend learning opportunities. 

If you are able to offer science themed talks or know of other organisations who would be willing to lend resources, sponsor workshops or most importantly, come and talk to children, then please let us know. We would love to hear from you.

lloomes@woodchester.gloucs.sch.uk