Science Saturday School
The Science Saturday School is run in partnership with the Southwark Community Education Charity (SCEC) which is a registered charity which operating four schemes for state primary school pupils. We host the Science Scheme and, new this year, the Creative Scheme for Year 5 pupils.
On the Science Scheme we aim to provide an enjoyable introduction to the practical sciences and improve confidence before secondary school. Over 50 children attend two-hour sessions on Saturday mornings during the Michaelmas Term. They explore Biology, Chemistry and Physics through practical experiments.
We provide a co-ordinator who administers all four schemes; a fully trained member of staff to oversee the programme every Saturday morning; specialist science teachers to deliver the sessions, facilities, equipment and refreshments. Twenty volunteer mentors from Years 12 and 13 at Dulwich College and Sydenham High support pupils in the classroom, carry out administrative tasks and supervision, and act as role models.
"I liked coming to Saturday School because we made friends and [learnt] about the three sciences to prepare me for secondary school. The best session I had was looking at a lamb's heart and making slime."
Saturday School Pupil