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Schools’ science accolade
11:12am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
TWO primary schools in the Cotswolds have been recognised for the way they teach science in school.
Shipston Primary and Acorns Primary in Long Compton, which are both from the Stour Federation in South Warwickshire, have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).
The schools achieved silver awards following a year of hard work which focused on teaching and learning, pupil engagement and partnerships with external organisations including the Science Learning Centre East of England.
A ‘Big Bang’ fair, a Hogwarts-inspired ‘Potion Lab’ and even expanding the learning environment to the school pond were just some of the innovative ways the schools brought the subject to life.
Both schools were commended for their strong approach to the subject which made lessons “varied, exciting and hugely enjoyable”.
Head of federation Christian Hilton said: “The silver awards reflect the dedication of our staff to raise standards and create fantastic learning opportunities for science, both inside and outside the classroom.”