Lodge Park Academy hosts Science Week for local primary pupils

Students and staff at Corby’s Lodge Park Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated British Science Week by welcoming local primary school pupils from across the Corby area for a festival full of scientific challenges.


70 pupils from three local primary schools visited Lodge Park Academy for the science festival, where they were joined by members of the Lodge Park Academy science department and Sixth Form students from the secondary school, as well as their own primary school teachers.


As part of the workshops, which were devised and delivered in partnership with the Ogden Trust’s STEM ambassadors, pupils from Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Sandfield Close Primary School took part in a range of exciting experiments, including rocket launches controlled using LEGO robots.


Judith Green, East Midlands Region Representative at the Ogden Trust, said: “We had a wonderful day at Lodge Park Academy. The Sixth Form students were very friendly and welcoming, the teachers were inspiring, and the whole day ran really smoothly.”


Following the science workshops, a number of Sixth Form students from Lodge Park Academy visited Studfall Junior Infant and Nursery School to assist with the primary school’s own science day, where pupils used a number of different ingredients to create their own slime.  


Angie Alloway,Assistant Headteacher at Studfall Junior Infant and Nursery School, said: “What a great day! The Sixth Form students at Lodge Park really took the time to speak and interact with the younger pupils.


“Everyone had a fantastic time carrying out the experiments, creating slime and testing out robots. They were left enthralled and had such fun throughout the day.”


Meena Wood, Executive Principal at Lodge Park Academy, said: “Working with our local primary schools is such an important part of school life at Lodge Park.


“It was so rewarding to see our students sharing their scientific knowledge and showcasing their leadership skills by working with younger pupils from our community. We are looking forward to hosting more events like this in the future.”