‘Question’, ‘think’ and ‘discover’ were the buzz words during British Science Week at Lomond School this year.

Each morning, pupils and parents in the Junior School visited the ‘Prediction Station’ to ponder all sorts of problems from across the different fields of science and pupils loved following the results as the day progressed.

The environment featured strongly this year with the Eco-Committee continuing their drive on reducing waste and Junior School pupils learned more about plastics, including where they come from and where they go.

No Science Week would be complete without a good dose of ‘whizz’, ‘pop’, ‘bang’ and S6 pupils shared their passion for the subject by running interactive and explosive workshops for the Junior 1 and Junior 2 pupils.

Pupils across the Junior School also had the opportunity to put their coding skills to the test with Lego programming workshops.

Ailsa Lawn, head of Lomond’s junior school, told the Advertiser: “Science, technology, engineering and maths [STEM] are subjects which are not only enormously fun for children, but are our future.

“The skills that children gain from rich experiences in these areas are transferable across the curriculum and help to prepare even our youngest pupils for their lives ahead.”

The younger pupils weren’t the only ones caught up with all things science and STEM at Lomond, with pupils from P6 competing in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge and S6 pupils taking part in the Navy Engineering Challenge, both previously reported in the Advertiser.

The school’s principal, Johanna Urquhart, said: “STEM is arguably of increasing importance and we like wherever possible to provide our pupils with opportunities to explore these subjects in different ways, particularly outside of the classroom at whatever age and level they are.

“Hands on activities and projects that bring these subjects and principles to life are of vital importance when looking to add to the curriculum.”