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Survival Science Tips

Youngsters and parents at Hethersett High School and Science College have been learning the art of survival thanks to a special project. 

On a rather wet and dull Saturday, the school put families through a number of fun tasks aimed at perfecting their “survival science” skills.  Our photograph shows youngsters and families making nettle tea.

Survival Science was the latest in a series of family science events over the past few years that have also included forensic and crime scene investigation and a rocket day. 

The latest event included lighting fires to cook food and for warmth, learning how to collect water, learning how to kill and cook wildlife, boiling tea from nettles, providing visual signs to attract rescuers, making a compass and building a shelter. 

Over 50 youngsters and parents working in teams took part and there were certificates for the most successful.  

“We asked people to imagine that a meteor had crashed into the earth and survivors had to learn new skills in order to survive,” said one of the organisers Nancy Elliott who is Community Manager for the school.   

The day also involved current Director of Science David Park and his successor Dr Simon Fox who has been promoted to director from Head of Science. Mr Park is leaving the school at the end of this term to take up appointment as a deputy head at Benjamin Britten School in Lowestoft. 

The special science days are backed up by lectures for parents during the year. 

The school is also working closely with the University of East Anglia on another project: 

“We have jointly purchased an interactive globe and will be able to use it as a teaching resource for half the year,” Nancy Elliott added.   

On the left is Head Boy Douglas Curtis and Head Girl Lauren Cooke with the globe and on the right they are joined by Sue Wade MBE and Dr Simon Fox from the school

The Globe has unique software included in it to help with a whole host of science-based projects such as weather patterns and phases of the moon as well as being able to focus on places throughout the world. 

“The Globe was developed in America and allows things to be viewed in three dimensions rather than the flatter two dimensions. Many pupils find this easier to understand,” Nancy Elliott said.