Super Science Morning for Primary School

students watching science bunsen burner experiment

Last week, Concord welcomed students from Montgomery Primary School, who enjoyed an exciting morning of science lessons in the College’s state-of-the-art science building.

Children from years 3, 4,5 and 6 took part in science activities which included investigating a car’s crumple zone and testing different chemicals in a bunsen burner flame.

Concord’s teachers were aided by helpful sixth form students who volunteered their time to help with the activities.

Head prefect, Vidhi, helped to supervise the chemistry lessons, “I really enjoyed helping primary school children do flame tests! I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about 8 year-olds being exposed to naked flames, but to my surprise, they used the bunsen burners very sensibly and obediently! I loved seeing their scientific curiosity and enthusiasm when the flames changed colour”.

Leona and Ryunosuke also volunteered their time to help out with the morning and found the experience truly valuable.

“I had to think on my feet to accommodate the needs of the children. I truly believe they had a wonderful time and I did as well”

—Leona (6.1)

“I learned a lot about the joy and the hardship of teaching. I also felt like the lesson was very valuable for the primary school students, showing them that there is more to learning than listening in class. I wish such visits existed when I was in primary school!”

—Ryunosuke (6.1)

“We had a wonderful time in the beautiful grounds and the science lessons were amazing!”

—Mrs Regan, Class 4 teacher at Montgomery Primary School