The Education Service - News

Super Science Fair at St Benedict's

Young scientists at St Benedict’s, Ealing got to work in British Science Week, conducting over 40 different experiments at their annual Science Fair. The science labs buzzed with scientific discovery as all pupils in Year 8 presented their fascinating projects to hundreds of children from local primary schools, and St Benedict’s Junior School. Visitors quizzed them about their research into such things as what woodlice choose to eat, how laughter reduces pain and how to make invincible bubbles. Other investigations asked which fruits demonstrate the most voltage, which planet is most likely to be habitable by different life forms, and how quickly different foods are broken down by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

The pupils, aged 12 and 13, had chosen the subjects of their research, devised experiments, and carefully recorded their results and conclusions. They all enthusiastically explained their methods and findings, and offered some hands-on participation, to the delight of the Year 5 visitors! A prize was awarded to the best project, which set out to discover ‘which foods contain the most glucose’.

Your thoughts
  • (Not published)
more stories
  • Harmonious Sounds at St Benedict’s School

    The widely acclaimed professional a capella group, Voces8, visited St Benedict’s Ealing on 14th March, to work with the school’s choirs, Ealing Abbey choristers and pupils from local primary schools. The day culminated with an uplifting concer...

  • Improving Learning Outcomes

    Teaching and support staff from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Newman Catholic College, St Mary’s University, St Vincent’s Primary School and Our Lady and the Visitation Primary School Greenford came together on Monday 20 February for a...

  • St Edmund’s Breaks Fundraising Record

    St Edmund’s College broke all its previous fundraising records by raising £20,260 for Mary’s Meals, a charity which provides a daily meal for chronically poor children in a place of learning. Our donation will feed 1,457 children for a year. ...

  • Love in Action at St Paul’s

    Caritas Westminster has been encouraging parishes to participate in its ‘Love in Action’ engagement programme. This revolves around an introduction to Catholic social teaching as a means to identify and respond to needs in communities. Over th...

  • Little Shop of Horrors Comes to Life

    For three nights from 9th to 11th March the Questors Theatre, Ealing, was taken over by man-eating plants and dazzling performances in this year’s school production of ‘Little Shop of Horros’ staged by St Augustine’s Priory students. The m...

  • Super Science Fair at St Benedict's

    Young scientists at St Benedict’s, Ealing got to work in British Science Week, conducting over 40 different experiments at their annual Science Fair. The science labs buzzed with scientific discovery as all pupils in Year 8 presented their fasci...