Wellington College Chemistry Show

On Thursday 9th March, the Year 5 classes travelled to Wellington College for a spectacular Chemistry Show put on by the staff at the school. The hour was packed full of explosions, bright lights and experiments as well as explaining many complex scientific principles. The past 4.5 billion years were squeezed into one hour as we learnt about many of the elements on the periodic table, including: hydrogen, oxygen, magnesium, potassium and copper, before moving onto compounds and molecules. Two of the highlights were Mrs Braithwaite being given a bunch of flowers that had been submerged in liquid nitrogen and Victoria having hydrogen bubbles popping on her hand. Not only was it an impressive session, it was also very interesting for many of the children to visit a boarding school and get a sense of the facilities they provide.