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RDS Science Fair.
On Thursday 11th of January 6th class participated in the RDS Science Fair.

The Fair provides an incentive for primary school children and their teachers to undertake projects as a class during the school year. The emphasis of participation is to encourage child-led investigation and for students to learn how to work scientifically and develop practical inquiry based skills. 6th class completed a project entitled 'What are We Drinking'.

The Fair is not a competition, the intention is to encourage a positive learning experience for each class and for participants to experience STEM subjects as part of everyday life. Showcasing a class project at the Fair also develops students' skills in communicating their interest and knowledge of science to others.

The girls presented their project excellently and received excellent feedback from the judges along with a trophy.

As well as learning from our own project each girl got the opportunity to explore the fair and investigate other projects on display.

Our project 'What are we drinking'.

Our project investigated ‘
What we are drinking?’

By doing this we researched:

  • Reasons we should drink water
  • How much water we need
  • Problems arrising from poor drinking water
  • Where does water come from
  • How is our water treated
  • What is added to our water
  • What is hard and soft water
  • Is all bottled water the same
  • People's perceptions of water and how much they drink
  • What is filtered water
  • We also designed and made our own water filters.


We enjoyed presenting our projects to other children and adults who visited our stall.


We really enjoyed exploring through other projects at the fair including both primary and secondary stalls. We visited the ECO room, attended a 3D Space Show and lots more. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day.


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