Lots of learning and laughter with Perse Prep Activities Week
From the seaside to the science lab, amazing experiences were savoured by pupils during Perse Prep Activities Week.
The world of science provided a constant thread with many experts visiting the Prep to share their insights into the subject, as well as giving youngsters the chance to take part in hands-on experiments.
A plethora of Prep parents working in various fields shared their knowledge on everything from renewable energy and the science behind construction and architecture to circulatory systems, surgery, genetics and the immune system.
Meanwhile, Year 6 visited the Upper for a special Science Day, where they tested the electrical conductivity of fruit and vegetables, captured their own DNA and created colourful chromatographs.
Beyond science, Years 3, 5 and 6 had a taste of outdoor adventure with team building exercises at Abington, while Years 3 and 4 visited Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
Year 3 enjoyed animal antics, especially seeing the red panda at Shepreth Wildlife Park and a sunny day saw Year 6 children have a brilliant day on the beach at East Runton. Year 4 pupils got to grips with The Playground assault course at Waterbeach.
Pupils in Year 5 produced and performed a play in a day, as well as trying out geography, classics and computer science activities during an Academic Day at the Upper, while Saxon and Viking times came to life for Year 4 with a special History Day.
Prep Director of Enrichment Jules Reston said: “It was a week full of fun, learning and laughter. Pupils took part in an eclectic set of events and we are grateful to all the volunteers who kindly gave up their time to talk to inspire our children.”