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Cultural Capital – Science

Children at East Dene have to opportunity to take part in a range of clubs and competitions that are planned to inspire and raising their aspirations.

We believe STEAM is an important part of building on our Science curriculum with the cross-curricular links it offers in order to open children’s minds to future learning and careers.

Science Club – bubbles

Who can make the largest, longest lasting bubble? In Science club this week children were asked to create a bubble mixture that would make the largest, longest lasting bubble.
On offer was

  • Bubble mixture
  • Sugar
  • Glycerine
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • A range of materials to make bubble blowers.

Here are some photos to show how we did.

See some photos from our other days at Science Club

Primary Engineering ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’

This is a national competition where children are able to think and work as an engineer. Throughout the competition children answer the overarching question ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ In order for children to understand the different types of jobs they have the opportunity to meet and interview a range of different engineers and hold a question and answer session. We also had the privilege of inviting parents in to school who worked in the profession. The children gained so much from this experience – not only knowledge but it raised their aspirations for future careers.

We have recently received the results of the competition where we were thrilled to hear 2 of our students had achieved awards in their category. Although an awards ceremony could not be held this year we have been able to take a virtual tour of the gallery where children could see their entries displayed for everyone to see.


Emma was selected as a winner in her category for the South Yorkshire region.


Tracy was selected as Judges’ Highly Commended in her category for the South Yorkshire region.


They both receive a medal and a certificate in to celebrate their achievements!


Examples of session and work from the competition