Science ‘Eggstravaganza’ Outreach
RGS hosted its annual Science ‘Eggstravaganza’ this week to celebrate British Science Week which runs from 11-20 March.
Pupils from RGS Springfield and RGS The Grange participated in the first day’s event and pupils from ten local Primary Schools participated in the second, as part of the RGS Outreach and Partnership work.
Following a welcome by the Headmaster and then an introduction from Head of Science, Dr Howard Smith, the pupils were given a mission to design and build a bridge that would be strong enough to suspend a weight from its centre. Groups were given 15 minutes to design and then one hour to complete their build. The building materials on offer to them were papercraft straws, paperclips, string and card.
Both events were a great success and much enjoyed by all participants. A group of 4 RGS Springfield and 4 RGS The Grange pupils came top on the first day and the results for the Primary Schools ‘Eggstravaganza’ event were as follows:
1st – Claines CofE Primary School
2nd – Grimley & Holt C of E Primary School
3rd – Alvechurch CofE Middle School
Congratulations to the Prep and Primary School children for taking part. After a hard day of problem-solving, engineering and teamwork, pupils enjoyed a well-earned Creme Egg!