The study of science at St James School is promoted so that each child may further their delight, curiosity and wonder of the natural world. For young children this natural world is a place of awe and wonder. They connect with it through their senses and with this connection arises a deep curiosity and delight in what is experienced.
We aim to inspire pupils with an enthusiasm and love for science; encouraging them to explore and observe the world about them; ask questions and acquire and refine the observational and research skills needed to investigate the natural world.
Through the teaching of Science, our pupils develop a respect for the needs of the environment and living things including the health and well-being of themselves and others.
Recently the whole school was involved in a Science Week. We had a number of exciting scientific visitors to the School to inspire and inform the children. These included a talk by a conservation group called Bird Talk who brought in a variety of birds of prey and talked about bird physiology and habitat conservation; two science shows by Mad Science as well as a presentation by Rob Lilwall, ‘The Cycle Man’ who cycled 30,000 miles through 28 countries over 37 months to raise money for charity.