AN Altrincham primary school has used the appliance of science to earn a quality kitemark.

It follows the awarding of a silver primary science quality mark to Broadheath Primary School for 12 months of endeavour

aimed at improving pupil engagement in science across the whole school.

Subject leaders Mrs Rogers and Mrs Heys have been working with both staff and children to develop science principles using quality resources and by asking scientific questions, so that children are actively involved in science with more work taking place outdoors.

Working alongside other schools, being led by the University of Manchester, pupils from Broadheath Primary had many opportunities for scientific exploration within school, through visits from the RSPB, scientists working with Year 6, chicks being hatched in reception classes as well as a farm visit on the school field!

The effort also included science related trips to the university, museums and Delamere Forest.

Jane Turner the mark's national director said: “Gaining this award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high.

"Children are engaging with great science both inside and outside of the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”