Leicestershire’s Little Success Stories – July

Leicestershire’s Little Success Stories – July

Children across Leicestershire have been taking part in the ‘Design Your Own Gardening Glove’ competition which was first introduced in Leicestershire in March 2016. Over 500 entries were received in the three months and a panel of five people met to choose the winner. A student from Mellor Community School won the competition.

Primary school students have been busy competing in a coding and animation project set by Our Lady’s Convent School in Loughborough. The challenge involved year 5 students creating a short animation explaining the meaning of ‘British values’. Two teams from Loughborough C of E Primary School with Plumtree School pupils were named the overall winners. The competition was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood, accompanied by the Councillor’s and two others.

Schools in Leicestershire have been taking part in the Melton and Belvoir Primary Schools Kwik Cricket competition. The winners, Bottesford Primary School will represent the borough in the county stage.

Year 5 pupils at Cobden Primary School in Loughborough have been growing seeds that have been sent into space. The seeds spent several months at the International Space Station in microgravity before returning to Earth this March. The children have grown them next to seeds from Earth, comparing to see if weightlessness can impact the growth of the seeds.

Ashby School recently hosted a science festival for primary and secondary students from its feeder schools to prepare students for what’s to come. Pupils conducted mini experimeLeicestershirents to learn about the types of methodology used in secondary school and types of resources and equipment that are available.