Putting the fun back into science

London based Quantum Theatre Company at Shirley Manor Primary school, Wyke.
London based Quantum Theatre Company at Shirley Manor Primary school, Wyke.

A LONDON based theatre group has put the fun back into science.

Quantum theatre group performed a science based play called ‘The Big Drip’ to pupils at Shirley Manor Primary School, Wyke. The play was linked to the science topic materials such as solids, gases and liquid.

London based Quantum Theatre Company at Shirley Manor Primary school, Wyke.

London based Quantum Theatre Company at Shirley Manor Primary school, Wyke.

Judith Carnelley, science co-ordinator, said: “We are always looking to enrich children’s learning especially in science and the theatre group offered a fun opportunity to learn about the properties of materials in an exciting way.

“We understand science is an inclusive subject and the performance allowed our visual learners to join in with the performance while drawing on their scientific knowledge.

“We are currently working towards the gold standard in the Primary Science Quality mark. Encouraging different experiences in science is an important facet of achieving this standard. The Gold standard highlights excellence in the teaching of primary science.

“All the school enjoyed this performance from reception to Year six. They all had a fantastic time and it was nice to hear the children chatting about the story when the performance had finished. At the end of the performance children were encouraged to ask questions, there was a sea of hands wanting to ask the actors about how long they rehearsed for and also about the properties of materials.

“The coverage of this topic included throughout the school and all the children were well placed to answer and ask questions. The performance cemented children’s knowledge while entertaining everyone.”