North Yorkshire primary school pupils to debate which is the greatest invention of all time
Star Multi Academy Trust initiative to form part of the Great Science Share
On Tuesday June 13 primary school pupils from across North Yorkshire will come together to take part in a live debate to determine which is the greatest invention of all time.
The project will form part of the Great Science Share, an award-winning campaign that invites 5–14-year-olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and to be inspired into science and engineering.
More than 160 children from nine Star Multi Academy Trust primary schools will take part in the debate which will take place at The Education Exchange; a conference and CPD centre in Knottingley, built to bring together likeminded individuals who share a passion for improving educational outcomes across the North.
With funding support from the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) cluster programme, each of the participating schools has spent the last few months learning about their chosen invention in a range of activities, projects, investigations and experiences.
The schools involved in the event form part of the Star Multi Academy Trust. Established in 2018, the trust’s aim is to create outstanding education within its academies to enable every young person to realise their full potential.
This is the second time that the science cluster has hosted the event, which last year saw the children debate the most important animal of all, after which the audience voted that bees were the most invaluable species on the planet.
Ian Yapp, CEO of STAR Multi Academy Trust, added: “This is a fantastic initiative that really brings learning to life. As a Trust we are always looking for exciting ways to engage the children, especially with science, and last year’s debate around the most important animal of all proved a huge success.
“Everyone has so enjoyed conducting the research and we’re very much looking forward to this special sharing event.”
Schools and inventions:
School Location Invention
Kellington Kellington, East Yorkshire The Wheel
South Milford South Milford Space Rocket
Brayton Brayton, Selby Soap
Kirk Fenton Church Fenton, Tadcaster Compass
Appleton Roebuck Appleton Roebuck, York, Computer
Sherburn Hungate Sherburn-in-Elmet Great Ocean Clean Up Systems
Monk Fryston Monk Fryston, North Yorkshire Electricity
Saxton Saxton, Tadcaster World Wide Web
Riverside Tadcaster, North Yorkshire Bridges
The Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and to be inspired into science and engineering: (www.greatscienceshare.org).