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WEEK 24 - Friday 18 March 2022

In school, we are always keen that students mark the various focused weeks of appreciation or celebration. This ranges from Anti-Bullying Week to Black History Month to Comic Relief.  All of these are opportunities for us to raise awareness and promote important causes and themes.

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration and this year it takes place between 11-20 March 2022. The idea behind Science Week is to raise awareness, spark enthusiasm and to celebrate science, technology and maths with people of all ages.

Influenced by the fact that my husband is a Science teacher and both of my children have a keen interest in the subject, I have chosen to focus this week’s blog on the importance of Science.

Science is any system of knowledge that looks at the natural world and is based on facts learnt through research, observation and experiments. I took this opportunity to ask three Science teachers and three Year 7 students why they believe science is so important:

Mr Sellers - Science teacher (Physics)

Science is who we are, what we do and why we are here. Science is the beauty of the world around us, the mystery of life, the joy of discovery and the determination to succeed. Science is overcoming difficulties and building resilience, science is the passion behind invention and the challenge of improving. Give science a chance and let us show you what it can do for you!  

Miss Norman - Science teacher (Chemistry)

I believe science is important because it teaches us about the world around us. By developing scientific inquiry skills we can learn how to approach and solve problems and continue to make new discoveries that can improve the lives of everyone and everything on our planet. We are at a turning point with regard to climate change and only science can help us save our Earth - the more educated we are about science, the better we can make our world.

Dr O'Neill - Science teacher (Chemistry)

Will something react? Why will it react? How am I here? Why don't I float into space? Science allows us to ask the tough questions, to try out the hypothesis, to find solutions to the everyday problems around us. To not give up if the answer isn't what we expect but to find out why it isn't then amend our thinking and strategy to find another route. Take a look at the amazing world around you... That's why Science is important to all of us. It's why we are.

Gilby W - Year 7 student

Science is important because scientists found out about the human body. Illnesses wouldn't be cured because people wouldn't have the knowledge for vaccines like the COVID-19 vaccine. Science in school is important so we can understand how the world we live in works and become scientists in the future.

Sophie A - Year 7 student

Science is important for the overall knowledge of the world, it helps us create solutions for illnesses or help us build trains and cars. Whilst science has three main areas (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) there are many jobs such as cooking, game designing and business that include some science. Understanding science gives us a wide range of skills, you learn to get things wrong and find out why or how to approach problems in an organised way. 

Lucy D - Year 7 student

I think it's important to study science as it develops our understanding of the world we live in. This is important as having a better understanding of the world will help us in the future because the knowledge can help develop new ways of aiding people and the environment. Another important reason we study science is because it answers questions students may have had previously. If people haven't had an interest before studying science, learning about it may spark an interest and encourage people to follow it as a career path.

If you would like any further information or would like to access free resources please follow the link below:

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

As always, If you have any concerns or queries please get in touch; hoyyear7@hessleacademy.com.

Take care

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 7

Mrs Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 7