Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Balshaw’s STEM week

28 March 2014


There was an exciting line up of events to inspire in this year’s STEM week at Balshaw’s.

Monday kicked it off with Dr John Vale – the ‘snake catcher and creepy crawlies expert’ giving talks to year 7 to 9 pupils. Many students got to hold a number of creature including snakes around necks, tarantulas in their hands and a range of insects on their heads! Dr Vale captured pupil’s imaginations with his passionate tales of the many adventures he has had.

Monday, also saw the start of Space activities in Maths, Science and Technology lessons.

Tuesday was the day of interschool bridge building held at Balshaw’s with Chorley and South Ribble Schools, lots of fierce competition with Worden high School being the overall winners.

On Wednesday, we had a local Engineer, Helen Heggie come in and do a talk about her work as a tester for Ford and she hosted a range of practical activities with Year 8 which were very engaging.

On Thursday Miss Venn and the Governor’s judged the entries into Mathematical and Scientific discoveries competition. The overall winner was Heather Watson in year 8 who received a £15 Argos voucher for her incredible project and model all about Pi. You can see these entries which are displayed in the Learning Resource Centre until Easter.

A very busy but thoroughly enjoyable week! Thank you to everyone involved.


Balshaw’s STEM week



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