STEM Day 2024

Welcome to the STEM Day page for Seymour Park Community Primary School! We are thrilled to share the exciting activities and experiences from our STEM Day, held on Friday, 17th May 2024. It was a fantastic day filled with hands-on learning, inspiring talks, and interactive projects that engaged our students and showcased the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Highlights of the Day

Student-Led Experiments

IMG 2300Our STEM Ambassadors, a group of enthusiastic and talented students, took the lead in conducting three fascinating experiments. These young scientists demonstrated their skills and knowledge, inspiring their peers and igniting a passion for STEM subjects. Check out the videos of our experiments further down the page!

The experiments included:

  • Magnetic Slime: Our Ambassadors guided students through the creation of magnetic slime using simple household ingredients and iron filings. This experiment was a hit, demonstrating the principles of magnetism in a fun and hands-on way.

  • Elephant Toothpaste: Students were amazed by the dramatic chemical reaction that produces a foamy substance, resembling toothpaste large enough for an elephant. This exciting experiment illustrated the concepts of exothermic reactions and catalysis.

  • Bath Bombs: This experiment combined chemistry and creativity as students made their own bath bombs. They learned about acid-base reactions and enjoyed watching their creations fizz and dissolve in water, producing delightful scents and colours.

Engineering Talks and Activities by Morson Projects

We were honoured to have Morson Projects, a leading engineering firm, join us for the day. Their team provided our students with invaluable insights into the world of engineering and the exciting career opportunities it offers.

Engineer Career Talks

IMG 2281In the morning, Morson Projects' engineers delivered engaging career talks to our students. They shared their personal journeys, discussed various engineering disciplines, and highlighted the impact engineers have on the world. These talks were inspiring and informative, helping students see the real-world applications of their STEM studies.



Hands-On Engineering Activities

Morson Projects also led two interactive engineering activities, tailored to different year groups:

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  • Bridge Building with Year 3: Year 3 students participated in a bridge-building workshop where they learnt about the principles of engineering and design. Working in teams, they used everyday materials to construct sturdy bridges, testing their creations for strength and stability.




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  • Catapults with Year 5: Year 5 students had a blast building and testing catapults. This activity combined physics and engineering, as students designed catapults to launch small objects. They experimented with different designs and techniques to achieve maximum distance and accuracy, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills.


Community and Collaboration

Our STEM Day was a wonderful example of community collaboration. Teachers, and local STEM professionals came together to support our students, creating an enriching and dynamic learning environment. The involvement of Morson Projects was crucial to the success of the event, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions.

A Day to Remember

STEM Day at Seymour Park Community Primary School was a resounding success. The activities and talks provided our students with a deeper understanding of STEM subjects and their real-world applications. It was a day filled with curiosity, creativity, and collaboration, leaving a lasting impact on everyone involved.

We look forward to continuing our commitment to STEM education and providing our students with more opportunities to explore, learn, and grow in these vital fields. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this day unforgettable!

Experiment Videos