Girls in Science

Girls in Science

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 science.”

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.

The 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.

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