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GSS 2019

Celebrating science

This year’s theme is ‘Green Planet: Protecting Our World’

Our third annual Symposium took place on Monday 11th March 2019 to coincide with British Science Week.

Every year the Science Symposium is launched in January by a competition, from which ten winners from each school are selected to attend the March event.

This year the competition was introduced by a stop-motion animation film that followed Professor Griffin’s journey through an unsustainable world, desperately wanting to find solutions! As part of the competition, students needed to identify and promote strategies to make a difference and persuade peers and family members to make a daily change.

The winning Griffin pupils from years 6 and 7 joined together for an action-packed day as young scientists.

Students were inspired by extraordinary Scientists in their respective fields and through a wide variety of engaging activities.

This year, we were also joined by sixth formers from our three secondary schools, who engaged in a live, cadaver experience – perfect for any students wanting to gain an insight into how the human body functions!


Dr Anne Edwards introduced the day as our guest speaker then students rotated around four sessions to enjoy 40 minute with Smoothie Bikes, Explorer Dome and Mad Science and the John Innes Centre – each tailoring their sessions to align with the Trust’s theme of Green Planet: Protecting Our World.



Images from the 2019 science symposium

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think’

Jacob BronowskiMathematician