Pupils experiment with science at Latimer Arts College

Pupils from Meadowside taking part in the science taster event
Pupils from Meadowside taking part in the science taster event

Schoolchildren got the chance to learn more about the world of science at Latimer Arts College.

The college organised the taster day to help Year 6 pupils with their transition from primary school to secondary school.

Youngsters from Loddington, St Mary’s, Meadowside and Barton Seagrave Primary, attended the science event.

College principal Siobhan Hearne said: “We have a very active partnership programme with local primary schools which has been running for over two years now.

“Our latest taster sessions are being delivered by our science teachers on a variety of topics, and today the students used microscopes to experiment with cells and learn about DNA.”

She added: “The session will hopefully inspire students to think about science and take it up as a subject later on.

“We believe it is vital for us to work closely with primary schools, and running these workshops is the best way to encourage future students to enjoy new ideas and make learning as fun as possible.”

Meadowside Primary School pupil Jack Tattersall said: “The learning session was so exciting.

“It’s brilliant to challenge your brain.”

The 10-year-old added: “It was nice to work with the teachers and students at Latimer Arts College.”

Following the success of the latest taster day, Latimer Arts College has more primary school initiatives planned.

Gifted and talented students from Year 6 at St Mary’s will be taking part in Maths and English workshops in Kettering.

Sixth form students will be given the chance of working one day a week at Barton Seagrave Primary School, and technical help and support will be given to pupils at St Mary’s Primary in Burton Latimer who are currently building a 3D sculpture.

Latimer Arts College is also holding an open evening on Wednesday, October 16, from 6pm until 8pm.

The evening is open to Year 6 pupils, their families and guardians.

For further details visit www.latimer.org.uk.