Belvedere school joins major project for British Science Week

PUBLISHED: 14:58 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:03 16 March 2017

Chemistry laboratory glassware with liquid formula at the classroom

Chemistry laboratory glassware with liquid formula at the classroom


The event is trying to spark a love of science into pupils

More than 100 schools across London - including one in Belvedere - will be taking part today (Thursday) in a major project as part of British Science Week.

Bedonwell Junior School in Bedonwell Road will be part of Demo Day, a day of practical hands-on science demonstrations organised by the British Science Association (BSA).

It is hoped it will ignite in pupils and teachers a love of science which they can then carry into their studies at secondary school and beyond.

Explains a spokesman for the BSA: “Demo Day has run successfully for the last three years, as part of British Science Week, a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

“This year Science Week runs from March 10-19 with teachers and technicians planning to run demonstrations.

“So far we have had nearly 700 demonstration events pledged to take place across the UK. Experiments include creating a storm in a bottle with just two simple ingredients, creating your own electromagnet and bringing a Coke can to life.

“We hope Demo Day will inspire school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations in class.”

Nationwide, more than 2,000 different events are taking place to mark British Science Week, among them the publication of a new edition of Roald Dahl’s classic George’s Marvellous Medicine with a special companion book - George’s Marvellous Experiments.

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