Night at the Science Museum 2017

Ten very lucky children,accompanied by Mrs Grimble and Mrs Casewell, attended the Sleepover at the Science Museum event in London. What an exciting venue to have a sleepover and a fabulous experience for all science lovers!

The evening began with us preparing our beds in our cosy “pod”, followed by workshops. Firstly, we did a treaure trail using ipads. We learned lots about innovation in calculating machines over the decades!

The children were entertained by Zoolab, who brought in different creatures for the children to handle, linking science with maths using the Fibbonaci sequence. Did you know that cockroaches have 2 brains? They can survive almost anything!

We made colour changing night lights which looked spectacular dotted around the gallery whilst children slept.  Finally, 11pm came and we headed to bed exhausted.
After an early wake up call, we headed to breakfast, followed by an IMAX experience and then a session in the hands on exploration zone.

This was my personal favourite! The children learned as they explored different concepts, from light and sound, to forces. We watched as lighting was produced inside and children did some mathematical thinking too (Mrs Grimble even got hands on!)

The children were exceptionally well behaved and a true credit to St Johns. I hope this experience is something they will rememember fondly in years to come and perhaps it will spark in them a desire to learn more, and perhaps be a scientist of the future!





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