Welwyn Garden City school scoops science quality award

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 June 2018

Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.

Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.

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A Welwyn Garden City primary school held a special assembly to celebrate being awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.

Peartree Primary School scooped the honour, which recognises good science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools.

Pupils from the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) club then presented live experiments in front of the school – including a volcano eruption and how to create a lava lamp.

The achievement follows Ofsted telling leaders in 2016 that performance needed to improve in science.

Peartree’s acting deputy headteacher and science leader, Samantha Squires, said: “The focus has changed from writing out whole experiments to working more scientifically while learning different ways to record in science.

Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.Peartree Primary School pupils enjoying their special science assembly. Picture: Peartree Primary School.

“This means that our pupils are motivated and see science as an exciting and meaningful subject.”

She added: “Children tell me that they love doing science and only wish they could do more. Let’s hope that we are able to give them an excellent foundation for a successful future in STEM careers.”

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