Gillingham Primary School

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Friday 12th October

Today we took part in 'Wacky Hair for Hospice Care' to raise money for Weldmar.

Thank you so much for your support- the children have really enjoyed showcasing their crazy styles whilst raising money for such a great cause!

We were very lucky to have a visit from
‘Well-Baa’ the Weldmar mascot who came to say hello and a big thank you to the children for raising money for the Weldmar charity. They were very excited to see him!

 

 

Tuesday 9th October 2018

On Tuesday 9th October, 10 girls from Year 5 got to experience a 'Girls in Science' day at Bruton School for Girls.
The morning started with an introduction to the activities and meeting the teachers.
Our first activity was all to do with chemistry, we had to use our sense of smell to guess different food items in boxes to see if we could guess what they were.... the onion was very stinky!
Then we got to make our own bath bombs, choosing different scents and colourings.
Next we watched a video about gliders, we discussed what made a good glider and got to experiment with making our own, testing them to see which groups went the furthest. We found out that making it as light as possible with a large wingspan got the best result.
After that it was time for lunch. We went to the canteen and got to choose our food - including a yummy pudding!
Our last activity of the day was in the Biology department, we had to extract DNA from bananas using different solutions in test tubes. We had to wear lab coats and safety goggles- it was really fun!
We all gathered back together at the end of the day and said thank you to all the adults that made our day so fun and inspiring and said our goodbyes.

Thursday 27th September 2018

These photos show the children's work at 'Stick Art Club'.  The children made rafts last week and tested to see if they floated.  This week they made clay and stick animals. There are still spaces at Stick Club for children in years 2 and 3.