Outside the classroom
The classroom and lab-based teaching is supplemented by STEM days, outings to the beach, our local Chichester-based planetarium, Marwell Zoo and Winchester Science Centre.
We have a garden, pond and wildlife area and our extensive grounds are used for fieldwork.
We are part of a European Pollination Project, and celebrate British Science Week with activities, science experiments and demonstrations across the whole school.
As children progress up the school we take pupils to science challenges at other prep schools.
We have a visiting speaker at the end of each term to give presentations; recent topics include Mars 100, the Titanic and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
My role as head of department is to instil a love of learning, the environment and the enjoyment of science. We have incredible facilities within the department and around the school, which we use to expand the children's perception of scientific concepts, give them hands-on practical experience, and develop their problem-solving skills. I so enjoy sharing my wonder of science and how things work, as well as my love of asking why.