Science Fair at Stonyhurst
Children from local primary schools attended a Science Fair at Stonyhurst this week, which included a Big Bang Rocket Launch in the otherwise peaceful Jesuit Gardens! Fifty one pupils from St Michael and St John RC School, Clitheroe and St Joseph’s, Hurst Green watched in amazement as rockets shot hundreds of feet in the air in a plume of white smoke, before releasing parachutes which floated to the ground. They were also able to make and launch their own mini-rockets in the Physics Department. The theme of space travel continued as the children tasted astronaut food, studied ‘Muddled Chocolate Meteorites’ and toured Stonyhurst’s historic observatory. St Marys Hall provided the pupils with a hearty lunch before they headed to the Chemistry Department where they then undertook a series of experiments, making volcanoes, discovering dry ice and screaming jelly babies! Adorned in wellingtons and raincoats the children then explored flora and fauna in the woodland classroom and followed this by making their own floral bookmark.
Everyone had a great time, learning about science in such a lively way.