Following a visit to our recent ‘Science in the Park’ event; Evie, Esme and Grace from the brilliant Wellow School sent us this blog report.
Two innovative teachers are running a marathon in every national park! Read about their unique experience and perspective!
Route: Almost circular route from Lyndhurst to Burley, 26.26miles
OK, so our original plan for this marathon did not quite happen as we wanted it but like anything science and outdoorsy, it is all about being flexible! Let me explain….
In addition to our Physics investigations throughout the month, we are also looking into different aspects of how the human body is affected by endurance efforts, including some of the misconceptions out there about how to prepare for such events. One such concept is the use of refined carbohydrates and sugar-based foods as a suitable fuel. A fair number of people asked us about carbo-loading during the weeks leading up to this Challenge and we have even joked about the need for cake to keep us going. Sure, cake is a great treat and since we are burning a significant amount of energy, there is little reason for us not…
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Following on from a visit in September, we were pleased to hear that the children of Redbridge Primary School had enjoyed their visit so much that they had gone away to design and build their own rides for our new area ‘Lost Kingdom’.
With the summer holidays coming to an end, school staff are gearing up for the new year ahead. Paultons Park, home of ‘Professor Blast’s Learning Lab’ are inviting teachers to their open weekend – taking place on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th September. Teachers will be able to see the Lab for themselves; preview the Science and ICT based activates on offer; discuss a possible visit with the Education team and enjoy over 60 rides and attractions.
Professor Blast’s Learning Lab, billed as the UK’s most unique learning experience, is now open and ready to welcome school groups.
With Paultons Park opening at February half-term for a new season, it means that the Education Team is busy preparing to welcome school groups for the 2014 season.