On 23rd and 24th January St. Bede's hosted the University of Bristol Christmas Lectures provided by ChemLabs. These lectures are modelled on the Christmas lectures held annually by the Royal Institution in London which are televised during the Christmas period. It is through events like this that St. Bede’s promotes its science specialism and helps make science more accessible to pupils.
Over the two days, six lectures were presented by Tim Harrison and Dr Jonny Furze from the University of Bristol. 9 Primary schools attended the event which totalled over 480 primary pupils. These lectures focused on the topics of Gases in the Atmosphere and their Interactions. Many of the pupils took part in the experiments, causing loud explosions and rapid effervescing!
Morella Wallis, year 8 pupil said “It was inspiring and enjoyable to watch, especially the loud explosions of the hydrogen balloons.”
Comments made by the primary children who also visited us for the Lectures, were ones of awe and amazement with many screams of delight!
This was the eleventh annual St. Bede’s Christmas Lecture series. These events have a truly inspirational effect on the children involved and allow them to see what could be involved in studying Science at A level and university level