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.  

The budding scientists from local primary schools were tasked with a series of experiments covering all three science disciplines: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, which saw them building rockets, examining plant cells 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 going on to study Science or Maths in the Sixth Form.

The visiting schools included:

Ash Primary; Ashill Primary; Baltonsborough Primary School; Bishop Henderson Primary; Chapmanslade Primary; Ditcheat Primary; Hambridge Primary; Kingsbury Episcopi; Lovington Primary; Milborne Port; Selwood Academy; Sherborne Abbey; West Chinnock Primary.


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