Science

At Blackwater School we believe that every child is a Scientist! Their natural curiosity should be nurtured, explored and exploited! We place practical science skills at the heart of our curriculum and involve as many members of our school community in our science learning as possible. We seek to make cross curricular links with other subjects and with local industries and businesses, utilising the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) links across learning throughout the year.
 
This includes a push on eco-friendly ideas and doing our bit to save the environment. We recently completed a whole school beach clean where students went to four local beaches. We are researching and exploring ways to become a plastic free school and are working with the Surfers Against Sewage to accomplish this.
 
We have recently begun our journey to gain the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) an award recognised by OFSTED, local government and many Scientific institutions like the Royal Society of Chemistry and Biology.
 
Our Science Action Plan for the year is on this page - please do have a look. If you would like to work in partnership with our school as a parent, community member or local business/industry please do get in touch with ellie.watkins@blackwater.cornwall.sch.uk our science co-ordinator.