Sixty Second Science!

On Friday 3rd July, Penrice Academy held its 3rd Annual 60 Second Science Day, which saw 40 pupils from local primaries descend on the Science Department for a day of exciting experiments.

Pupils from Bishop Bronescombe, Luxulyan, Carclaze, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu Primary Schools took part in three challenges: Making bubble mixture last 60 seconds, making a pop rocket launch after 60 seconds and making a marble run a course for 60 seconds. The challenges were designed to test their teamwork and scientific skills, as well as giving a taster of what Science is like at Secondary School level.

Penrice Academy Science Teacher Mrs McGee said: “These Primary Science Days are proving more and more popular each year and visiting pupils did a fantastic job embracing all the challenges with such enthusiasm. They show real promise as future scientists!

Congratulations to Luxulyan School who win the trophy with 1149 points! And thank you to the Penrice students who did a great job of helping on the day.