Quest for a science legacy

Annabel Slater from St Mary's school joins Holy Family pupils Lillianna Hartley, left, Abinash Ellangumar, Oliver Squires, Jemma Richardsona and Bobbi-Lee Campbell.

Annabel Slater from St Mary's school joins Holy Family pupils Lillianna Hartley, left, Abinash Ellangumar, Oliver Squires, Jemma Richardsona and Bobbi-Lee Campbell.

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Primary school staff and head teachers are set to explore new ways of creating a science legacy in Blackpool this summer.

The first Blackpool Celebrating Science Conference will involve a combination of practical activities and ideas to motivate and inspire primary school children and teachers across the resort with science.

It is being organised by Holy Family Primary School teacher, Kerry Capoverde.

She said: “This will also be an opportunity for primary practitioners and head teachers to explore the fantastic range of services, resources and companies available to support primary science, forming a new science legacy for Blackpool.”

The event will be at St Mary’s Catholic College on St Walburga’s Road, Blackpool, on Wednesday, June 26.

Representatives from more than 20 primary schools will attend workshops throughout the day, experiencing everything from handling creepy crawlies and building electric Lego cities and rockets.

Kerry said there may even be some science explosions - controlled ones, of course – occurring on the day.

She added: “I am organising this as a full time primary teacher, with a passion for science and education.

“I have no budget and luckily have been very well supported by a number of companies.

“The event is free for schools to attend as I wanted everyone to be able to access it.

“I am hoping to make this an annual event, that will become part of Blackpool’s and the North West’s education legacy.”

Pupils from Holy Family helped launch the conference with a visit to St Mary’s on Tuesday.

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