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Science Sleepover Huge Success

Half term usually means a mass exodus from school, but Thursday night at St Faith’s saw 66 Year 5 pupils come back through the gates, armed with sleeping bags and lots of enthusiasm, to take part in a Science Sleepover. For some this was their first time staying away from home but the familiar surroundings provided a safe and nurturing environment for them.

Launched last year, the event brought together some of the key elements of this term’s science curriculum, put together in a dynamic and exciting way. From night time exploration of the school grounds, hunting for creatures, to trampolining in the sports hall to examine different energy levels and some flame testing in the science labs, it was a fun packed event. The evening finished with a pizza and a movie before pupils and teachers all zipped up their sleeping bags and ‘camped’ in the main school hall.

However that was not it as Friday morning began with a visit from both ‘The Animal Experience’ and Cambridge Community Circus who hosted sessions ranging from plate spinning to tarantula holding. Pupils were able to get up close and personal with a number of animals, not least ‘Slytherin’ the Albino Burmese Python!

Head of Science and Engineering, Alison Price is delighted at the popularity of the event “At St Faith’s we enjoy innovation and designed this programme to help pupils get to grips with science in a creative way. The pupils have absolutely loved it, and it has been inspiring to see them enjoy exploring science in many different forms. Combining hands on science with a sleepover has been pretty exhausting but brilliant fun.”

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