Some of our Upper School pupils took part in science workshops after school this week and last. It was a great privilege to have had Dr. Routledge from Brunel university. He is a reader in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and, luckily for us, the father of Anisha in 5T. Dr. Routledge provided two workshops. Session 1 was on microbiology where children learned about types of microbes and grew cultures on agar plates. They took samples from various places around school including the toilets and from their body parts including noses and toes! They looked at the bacterial colonies after one week. Session 2 was an introduction to Zebra fish development and the idea of it being used as a model organism to study environmental issues. The children used microscopy to order the various stages of the Zebra fish development. It was truly an invaluable and fun experience for our children which we are hoping will inspire them to enjoy the subject more and even pursue it as a career perhaps. We always need scientists for the future!