The Science Symposium is a Proud Tradition within the Griffin Schools Trust’s (GST) event calendar. Stantonbury International School, Milton Keynes, hosted the third annual Symposium on Monday 11th March 2019 to coincide with British Science Week.
Every year the Science Symposium is launched in January by a competition, from which 10 winners from each GST school are selected to attend the March event. This year the competition was introduced by a stop-motion animation film that followed Professor Griffin’s journey through an unsustainable world, desperately wanting to find solutions! As part of the competition, students needed to identify and promote strategies to make a difference and persuade peers and family members to make a daily change.
The winning Griffin pupils from years 6 and 7 joined together for an action-packed day as Young Scientists. Students were inspired by extraordinary Scientists in their respective fields through a wide variety of engaging activities.
Dr Anne Edwards introduced the day, as our guest speaker, in the Theatre then students rotated around four sessions to enjoy 40 minute with Smoothie Bikes, Explorer Dome and Mad Science and the John Innes Centre – who each tailored their sessions to align with our Trust theme of Green Planet: Protecting Our World.
To find out more, see the booklet below: