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Science Week 2019

APS celebrated British Science Week 2019 with an exciting array of extra-curricular activities and events between Monday 11th – Friday 15th March. The theme for this year’s Science Week was ‘journeys’ and Mr Allen delivered a fascinating assembly to each year group on the journey of the Periodic Table of Elements.

On Monday lunchtime, Key Stage 3 students eagerly participated in making plastic from milk, which got students thinking about the journey of non-recyclable plastic and the pursuit of ecological alternatives. The students journeyed through history when they produced ice-cream without the aid of a freezer. Other lunchtime and after-school events included: Making Alka-Seltzer rockets, minibeasts microscopy, making a CD spectrometer, pond dipping and drone racing.

During lessons the Year 7 & 8 pupils went on a journey through the animal kingdom with an amazing collection of animals brought in for the students to pet and learn about. The week spectacularly ended with Mr Nicholls performing his 18th annual Shark Talk on Friday lunchtime to a packed audience. Well done to all students who got involved and participated so brilliantly in all the events.


Who thought you could make plastic from just milk and vinegar…and it’s biodegradable too!Hannah Yr7
Making ice-cream was so fun and messy; I enjoyed shaking the mixture of salt, ice and milkshake!Alfie Yr8
I am really grateful I got to hold, observe and hear about so many animals, we are really lucky to live on such an amazing planet.Sam Yr8