Children at St Martin’s Academy get explosive in experiments

Budding scientists at St Martin’s Academy melted, moulded and marvelled their way through British Science Week.

Inquisitive children completed lots of interesting investigations, including refracting light to create rainbows, testing complex electrical circuits and studying newly born chicks.
Head of School Wenda Smith said: “The theme was ‘our diverse planet’ and we had a great time, learning fun facts about science and discovering more about our incredible planet.

“Our teachers work incredibly hard to make every day of learning fun and engaging, and the children thoroughly enjoyed all of their experiments and investigations.”

The school is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT). All the Trust schools place a strong emphasis on finding new and innovative ways for pupils to learn, often away from the classroom.

Among the other NWAT schools are Grosvenor Park Academy, joined the trust a year ago, Delamere Academy, near Northwich, and Acresfield Primary, which were both recently listed among the top 180 state primary schools in the country by The Sunday Times, based on SATs results.

As a young school, pupils at St Martin’s have not yet completed Year 6 SATs, but the school’s first intake from six years ago will sit their exams this academic year.

For more information about St Martin’s Academy, email: admin@stmartinsacademychester.co.uk or tel: 01244 566 166.