PUPILS at Isle of Ely Primary School enjoyed a Science lesson with a twist led by four of our A Level Biology students.

King’s Ely Sixth Form students Lachlan Cook, Jing Cen, Anna Chaudhry and Charlotte Hamilton-Bing visited the school with Teacher of Biology at King’s Ely Senior, Alison Stewart, and Science Technician, Caroline Marshall, under the umbrella of the Cambridgeshire Educational Partnership, of which both King’s Ely and the Isle of Ely are member schools.

Armed with an almost life-size model with removable organs, an elephant molar, a sheep skull and all kinds of messy chemicals, the students led children in Years 3 and 4 through the story of ingestion (eating), digestion and egestion (releasing waste).

Mrs Stewart said: “The children particularly enjoyed seeing the process of digestion acted out in a series of chemical reactions, using coco pops and a banana as the food stuff, and resulting in a rather messy end product!

“They were also amazed by the piece of string representing the small intestine (7 metres!) and Lachlan’s favourite fact – that it is possible to swallow food whilst standing on your head due to the action of peristalsis.

“This was a great opportunity to visit one of our partner schools and share our love of Science with a very enthusiastic audience. Special thanks to Mrs Marshall for making up all of the chemical solutions and cleaning up all of the mess, and to Lachlan, Jing, Anna and Charlotte who led the sessions.”

To find out more about the Cambridgeshire Educational Partnership or to get involved, please contact Celia Etchegoyen at celiaetchegoyen@kingsely.org

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