Pupils in Gosport learn about Stem subjects with science fair

SCIENCE and engineering were brought to life for youngsters at a school.

Friday, 25th March 2016, 6:13 am
From left, Levan Jessey, nine, Emily Slight, eight, and Ethan Foster, nine at Gomer Junior School Picture: Sarah Standing (160525-8203)

Gomer Juniors hosted a science fair giving its pupils the chance to show parents experiments they had created.

The Gosport school hosted the event to get its pupils into science, technology, engineering and mechanics – the Stem subjects.

Throughout the day, parents were shown a range of experiments.

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They included using a washing-up liquid-based solution to create bubbles, making static electricity with balloons and using an iPhone app to control a robot.

Sisters Maddison and Libby Harrower enjoyed the fair.

Head girl Maddison, a Year 6 pupil, said: ‘We’ve done lots of activities so it’s been really fun.

‘I enjoyed controlling the Ollie robot with the phone.

‘We have been really lucky to have the chance to take part in the Stem subjects.’

Eight-year-old Libby added: ‘There were so many experiments which were fun to try.’

Dad Grant Harrower said he thought it was a great idea for the pupils to get into science.

He said: ‘For the pupils to get into engineering or mechanics is great and they seemed to enjoy it.’

Mum Rachel Courtney agrees. Her son Jack is a Year 6 pupil. She said: ‘Science is one of the subjects that my son is really into.

‘It was a fantastic idea by the school and the children seemed to have a great time.’

Headteacher Georgina Mulhall said the school decided to hold the event to encourage their pupils to consider going into the Stem subjects when they are older.

‘Normally it is secondary schools and colleges who look at the Stem subjects,’ she said.

‘We wanted the pupils to see the relationships between the subjects while having fun at the same time.

‘As a school, we are really committed to teaching the students about Stem.’