Science day for Northampton schoolgirls

Northampton High School hosted the science day
Northampton High School hosted the science day

Northampton High School hosted a Summer Science Extravaganza.

High school girls were joined by nearly 80 girls from local schools including Boughton Primary School, Newbottle and Charlton School, Hardingstone Academy, Hackleton Primary, Preston Hedges, Brixworth CEVC Primary, Wootton School Primary and Chiltern Primary.

The day started with an interactive workshop by Highly Sprung who combine dance, drama and science.

Their presentation Commotion aims to explore and test the physics theories surrounding sound, light, electricity and forces.

Other activities on the day included workshops on the chemistry of Lush bath bombs, the science of clean water by Anglian Water, aerodynamics and designing and creating balloon powered cars with Bloodhound Racers and forensic science.

The aim of the day was to give Year Five girls an opportunity to develop an enjoyment of science, learn more about scientific principles and make new friends with girls from other schools.

Year Nine Athenians, a group of girls at Northampton High School identified as the most academically able, took part in enrichment activities including taking responsibility for the Year Five girls and acting as representatives for Northampton High School.

During the summer term they had also spent time developing quiz questions and organising a treasure hunt.