At St Paul's Juniors we aim to bring Science to life, to stimulate curiosity by emphasizing enjoyment through exploration. Pupils are taught in three fully-equipped laboratories, packed with a range of outstanding modern equipment, by a team of graduate specialists. Practical work is an important part of how boys learn to predict, analyze and draw conclusions.
Through experiments boys experience a large number of scientific phenomena and learn how to handle scientific apparatus. The School has a full time laboratory technician who is responsible for the running of two preparation rooms. Health and Safety is paramount and the Department follows approved guidelines. Close ties exist between the Science Departments at St Paul's Juniors and St Paul’s School.
Science is not confined to the insides of a laboratory or to curriculum time only. Lunchtime clubs enhance the syllabus. Boys visit many places of scientific interest. In the Lower Third Year (Year 7) boys take part in a field study week in the Lake District. Ecological sections of the syllabus are covered and the visit is run jointly with the Geography Department. In other years pupils visit the Wetlands Centre and Whipsnade Zoo. Opportunities exist for pupils to travel further afield on field weeks run by the Science Department in the school holidays.
Science Staff Members