Year 10 Science ambassadors from Staindrop Academy have been inspiring future generations of science students by visiting local primary schools, to deliver some practical activities. Staindrop Primary were lucky enough to spend an afternoon learning about the heart and circulation, students had the opportunity to observe Mr Mappin dissect a sheep heart and listen to ambassadors Charlie Appleton and Isobel Foster discus how the heart works.
On the 27th March Gainford, Staindrop, Evenwood and Butterknowle primary schools attended a Science day at the Academy. During the day science ambassadors helped to deliver an investigation to determine which materials would be best to make a space nappy for Tim Peake. Students also participated in making their own indicator using red cabbage that would determine if unknown solutions were either acidic or alkaline.
The Academy will be hosting further science activity days for other local primary schools during the course of the summer term.