Fortnight of science and a day out in York

Year 5 children from St Michael's First School during their visit to York.
Year 5 children from St Michael's First School during their visit to York.

It’s been a busy month at St Michael’s CE Primary School in Alnwick with a STEM fortnight and a Year 5 trip to York.

The two weeks focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) included visits from the fire service, bringing a fire engine; Zoolab, which brought a range of animals and mini-beasts; RNLI crew members; police; the mobile planetarium from the Life Centre; and the BBC’s Paul Myles to explain how technology is used to make videos.

Year 5 children from St Michael's First School during their visit to York.

Year 5 children from St Michael's First School during their visit to York.

Children visited Arcinova to find out about the work of real-life scientists in our community and Hulne Park for a mini-beast safari, while pupils also designed and made boats, vehicles, mini-beasts, light-sabres, cranes, sound insulation and lava-lamps in school.

Meanwhile, Year 5 pupils went on a trip to York, travelling down on the train from Alnmouth, before visiting Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, the town walls, Roman remains and the Shambles.

Headteacher Gavin Johnston said: “As usual, our children were a credit to our school.”

STEM event at St Michael's First School in Alnwick.

STEM event at St Michael's First School in Alnwick.

STEM event at St Michael's First School in Alnwick.

STEM event at St Michael's First School in Alnwick.