Local Primaries Visit for Science Day

On 24th April, 35 pupils from local primary schools visited Penrice for a special day diving into the world of water bugs, dissection and giant snakes!

The pupils, from Sandy Hill, Pondu, Carclaze, Charlestown, Luxulyan and Mevagissey Primary schools, took part in a Biology themed Science day. The pupils got stuck into workshops including The Eye & Seeing, Freshwater Ecology and Indicator Species, before being treated to a ‘show and tell’ session with St Austell’s exotic animal experts Gills & Gecko’s. This was by far a highlight, with the pupils coming face to face with lizards, hedgehogs and real life snakes.

Mrs McGee, Science Teacher, said: “It is really important that young people engage with Biology and learn about the various threats to our environment like climate change, extinction and disease. Threats like these could one day be solved with the help of Science; all it takes is one person with an idea! Huge thanks to the Science Department for a brilliant day.”

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