WHOOSH! BANG! Rocket Science Day with St Mary’s Marnhull

Children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Marnhull, joined the science department for a Rocket Science Workshop earlier this week. Pupils from years 5 and 6 enjoyed making and launching water rockets, exploring ideas of forces to reduce air resistance and maximising the effect of the thrust of their rockets. Sixth-form scientists were on hand to help out throughout the morning.

All the children enjoyed lunch together and the primary school pupils were awarded with certificates and medals for their great work during the day. These workshops are part of St Mary’s Shaftesbury’s ‘Partnering with Primaries’ programme involving a series of different curriculum and departmental events planned with local primary schools throughout the year.

St Mary’s Shaftesbury awards an annual Catholic Primary Scholarship (from select named schools).

St Mary's Shaftesbury-WHOOSH! BANG! Rocket Science Day with St Mary's Marnhull 1