More than 120 girls had the
chance to don lab coats and be scientists for the day when Bruton School for
Girls held its popular ‘Girls in Science’ experience days.
Visiting girls from primary schools
across the county were able to undertake a series of experiments covering all
three science disciplines: Physics, Biology and Chemistry which saw them building
rockets, pond dipping and even creating their own ‘bath bombs’.
Mrs Judy Marsh, Head of
Chemistry at BSG, explained: “It was wonderful to see a genuine interest for
science amongst our visiting 10 and 11 year olds.
“We wanted to show them the
amazing and diverse career opportunities for young women in Science and
Engineering and hope that we have fuelled their interest and passion for
Being an all-girls’ school
means that no subject is seen as a traditional boy or girl’s subject and this
is reflected in the high percentage of girls choosing to study the Sciences or
Maths in the Sixth Form.
For more information about studying science at BSG see our curriculum pages.
visiting schools included:
Norton & West Chinnock
Primary School; Castle Cary Primary; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Wincanton; Chapmanslade
Primary; Dilton Marsh; Mere School; Kingsbury Episcopi; Keinton Madeville; Baltonsborough
Primary School; Gillingham Primary School; Selwood Academy; Ashill Primary; Hambridge
Primary; Sherborne Abbey.