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AWE supports West Berkshire schools

AWE has supported pupils from West Berkshire primary schools through sponsoring the Primary School Science Challenge.

Pupils from Curridge Primary School, Downsway Primary School (Tilehurst), Long Lane Primary School (Tilehurst) and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Newbury) were visited by scientists who wowed them with fun experiments involving marshmallows, lava lamps, volcanoes and more to inspire and motivate them and get them excited about the world of science.

The events have been organised by the Education Business Partnership (EBPWB).

Following on from these visits the students will have the opportunity to take part in a science competition and work in teams to create their own experiments, based on the theme of water. They will also create step-by-step guides in order to explain how their experiments work, and what they demonstrate. 

The students will then have the chance to show off their experiments to school staff who will select two teams as finalists. They will be judged by AWE scientists on their idea, effort and presentation skills. The winning team will be awarded a prize in a special awards assembly in July.

Anna Jarratt, a Key Stage 2 Leader, from St Joseph’s Primary School, said: “All our children were inspired by their morning spent with the AWE scientists. “The hands on, practical and fun approach to investigations brought their learning to life by deepening their understanding of the science curriculum using everyday resources.

“Most importantly, it has created further questions and stimulated the children's curiosity to know more.”

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Picture 1: AWE graduate Javed Choudhoury with St Josephs pupils

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  1. AWE plc at Aldermaston and Burghfield, manage and operate the Atomic Weapons Establishment on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, manufacturing and maintaining the warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent. 
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