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
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 going on to study Science or Maths in
the Sixth Form.
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.