WALTON COMMUNITY EVENT RACES TO SUCCESS
WEDNESDAY 10TH MARCH 2010
This popular annual event appealed to the whole community helping them engage in science and maths as a fun activity. Everyone had fun on the night and took away free posters, leaflets, fingerprint keyrings and Walton High red bugs. Individual primary students took away a jitterbug, designed, built and raced by them during the evening.
The event was open to the local and wider community, was free of charge and all were welcome to take part or spectate. A free baked potato supper was also very popular!
The main attraction was a 6 metre mobile planetarium in the Drama Studio, one of the largest in the UK. Three 25 minute star and planet gazing experiences were available to book on the evening.
Rocket launching on the field, data logging, maths challenges, hands on activities and various experiments ran across the school site.
The event is run to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week which runs from 12th-21st March 2010.
As a High School with specialist science status we aim to use science and maths based activities to motivate, enthuse and excite pupils in these subject areas.
Walton’s feeder Primary schools took part in science and maths based competitions during the evening with Walton's Year Groups 7-11. A short prize giving ceremony was held at the end to celebrate the winning teams’ achievements. Certificates will also be given to participants at a later date in school assemblies.