City of Norwich School

Amazing Super Science Family Day

Super Science Saturday lived up to its name this year. Around 500 people enjoyed a free day of super fun science at City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy on Saturday 18th March 2017.

There were hands on experiments for all ages to have a go at, from making a stethoscope to creating an internal organ t-shirt, walking inside a giant cell and making your own rubber ball. Visitors could check how clean their hands were, make slime or learn about how DNA works.

The ‘guess the animal faeces’ activity was one of the most popular this year along with the waves room and the ever impressive Tooke’s Tricks. Inside a science classroom, Physics teacher Mr.Tooke talked about light and how our eyes view light. He also delighted the audience with controlled explosions, making the flames turn a 'Harry Potter' green colour by using copper. 

The Youth STEMM Award and Lab Rat Science club students at CNS were vital in the planning and running of the day; they baked periodic table cakes, ran activities, welcomed families and presented. They were a credit to the school.  Also the day is not possible without the planning and resourcing that the UEA are able to offer and it shows what amazing results can be produced in a collaborative way.  Assistant Headteacher Kate Nichols

I went to the Science Museum in London recently, but the Super Science Saturday was much more fun and I’m very excited about starting at CNS in September.  Y6 visitor.

A wide selection of refreshments was on offer, kindly staffed by the CNSA as well as a second hand uniform stall. Over £400 was raised on the day for the school which can go towards supporting similar events in the future.