The Science Fair

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The Science Fair is a fantastic example of how Westfield encourages its pupils to make a positive contribution.

All pupils are sent a letter home inviting them to participate in the fair. This is a friendly competition and prizes are awarded for the best presentations. Pupils are asked to decide upon a scientific question that they would like to investigate and present an answer to. They can work individually, with a partner or in a small group but their investigation is completely independent and done in their own time.

Some examples of the intriguing questions pupils presented:

  • How did the world begin?
  • What will give us the best volcanic eruption?
  • Why don’t fish sink?
  • How can I make a wind-powered windmill?
  • How can we make electricity using sand and wind?
  • Why do leaves change colour in the autumn?
  • How are tidal waves made?

Pupils made a tremendous amount of effort and there were over 40 entries from all year groups. Parents were supportive and involved as well and this year’s event was a huge success. Presentations were set up in the Hall and year groups were invited to come and ask questions and witness experiments throughout the day. Judges included the Head and Governors.

The most remarkable feat of this Science Fair was how engaged and interested the children were and how they were able to demonstrate their capability to carry out independent investigative work and present it so professionally.