Survival Science Tips
and parents at Hethersett High School and Science College have been
learning the art of survival thanks to a special project.
a rather wet and dull Saturday, the school put families through a number
of fun tasks aimed at perfecting their “survival science” skills.
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.
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.
50 youngsters and parents working in teams took part and there were
certificates for the most successful.
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.
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.
special science days are backed up by lectures for parents during the
school is also working closely with the University of East Anglia on
have jointly purchased an interactive globe and will be able to use it as
a teaching resource for half the year,” Nancy Elliott added.
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.
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.