SHS Junior School year 5 pupils marked British Science Week 2023 by coming together at The Royal Institution in London with fellow GDST pupils from across the country for a day of scientific experiments, interactive activities, live demonstrations and controlled explosions.

After a train journey down to London with Mr Blenkinsop and Mrs Tinney, the 5 girls representing SHS took the tube to the Royal Institution and the day of science began with a session in which girls were tasked with extracting their own DNA.

This was followed by another practical session which involved the girls building a crash proof cardboard car that could protect a chocolate egg!

The girls then heard from two PhD students who discussed their scientific research and what inspired them to become scientists.  They took a journey around the Ri and explored the paintings and artefacts and even played the periodic table game.

The final part of the event was also the showstopper of the day. The girls and their teachers came together at the RI Theatre to observe – and participate in – a controlled mess of bangs, crashes, splashes, flames, laughter and explosions!

The Junior Science Conference is just one of the GDST wide events that SHS pupils enjoy throughout the year, all invaluable ways for pupils at Shrewsbury High to be inspired and build lasting friendships with girls from sister GDST schools in places such as Oxford, Norwich, Wimbledon, Cardiff or Newcastle.

The next GDST cross trust event for our year 5 girls is the summer term’s GDST Junior English Conference at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.


To arrange a tour of our Junior or Senior School, please register at the link below.

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