The Revd Mark Turner, Rector of Areley Kings and Governor at St. Bartholomew’s CE Primary School visited the school on Monday to launch their science week. Mark was a chemist before training for ordination and still maintains an active interest in science. He spoke to the children about his experiences and demonstrated some simple chemical reactions.

Mark’s assembly was one of a series of activities looking at science in all areas of life. The children also had a visit from Volcanologist Dr Laura Hobbs and undertook a number of different experiments in their classes themed around the British Science Week theme of ‘exploration and discovery’.

The week was organised by Head of Science, Beccy Bennett. She said: “It’s great that Mark was able to come along and give the children a bit of a ‘wow’ moment to launch our science week. We want to remind the children that science is all around them, give them a chance to explore it further and really embed it within their learning.”

Mark said: “Science is exciting! Through science we can learn about the world and how it works and I was delighted to encourage the children to have a greater understanding. It’s so important for their future and understanding our world helps us to look after it better, which is a part of the school’s Christian values.” 

Picture shows: Brandon Tovey, Crystal Jones, Halle James, Eleanor Wall and Thomas Talbot from year 4 holding molecular models of oxygen and glucose.