Friends boost science

A SUPPORTERS group has paid for children at a primary school to have some hands-on experience of science.

The Friends of Barley Close paid for all classes at the Mangotsfield primary school to have a science workshop linked to their current study topics, from adaptation and camouflage to electricity.

They included a biological diversity workshop for Year 6 pupils, who learnt of the threats facing cheetahs, pressures on many of our habitats and the importance of maintaining diversity of species while finding out about conservation at home and abroad, and making their own cast from a cheetah’s paw print.

Year 4 children built battery-powered circuits as part of an electricity workshop and Year 5 held an investigation to find out more about fingerprints.