Ashfield Park students picked up their lab coats on Monday, March 9 as part of British Science Week 2020.

STEM Discovery Week 2020 is a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Reception and Year One students came dressed as scientists, and were sat transfixed by an opening assembly from Scott Marley, an astrophysicist from the Science Theatre.

Year 5 students made a ‘planisphere’, so they can identify the main constellations in the night sky. Following this they went onto make five different styles of paper airplanes, which they tested to find out which model would fly the furthest.

Other visitors included Jane Goodall, a famous scientist who has worked with chimpanzees, and Dr Peter Richardson of the Marine Consevation Society.

Pupils also enjoyed challenges such as designing their own electrical buggies and using magnets to test different objects as they demonstrated their science skills.

Ashfield Park would like to thank their visitors for their talks on their science careers.