Daily archives: 17th November 2017

Quick, there’s been a spill!

In Science, Skiddaw class have been carrying out a scientific test to test the absorbency of different types of paper. In case we have a spillage of water, what should we grab to clear it up?

We agreed the conditions of a fair test by always using 8 drops of water, only using a square of paper 10cm x 10cm and by leaving the paper to absorb the water for just 20 seconds before scoring it out of 10. 1 means it didn’t absorb any of the water and 10 means it soaked it all up completely.

Mrs Wadey was impressed with our measuring and counting skills and how we carried out a fair scientific test whilst ensuring each member of our group had a fair share of the jobs too!

Now we know which paper to grab when next we have a water spill!

Kendal Mountain Festival

On Friday 17th November, Scafell went to the Mountain Festival at the Leisure Centre to celebrate our local area, amazing people and the beautiful world around us.

We met a scientist (Huw James) who showed us how avalanches work, and taught us about the right gear to wear when climbing Mount Everest. He also showed us how to survive in the cold, and how to get a drink from the river or dirty water. He used a special cup that separates the dirt and the bacteria to make edible and clear water.

Afterwards, we played a little game called ‘I’m a student get me out of here’ where some poor pupil and teacher victims had to eat disgusting bugs including; a grasshopper, a locust, a mealworm and a water-bug. We even got to meet Bruno the slithering Snake!

We also heard from the very famous Matt Dickinson about his amazing adventures. It inspired us all! We had an amazing time, and especially liked watching the paragliding film. Thank you to Miss Dawson, Mr Webb, Mr Stewart and Mr Pickles for taking us!


Children in Need 2017

School Council organised a cracking day for us to help raise money for a very worthwhile cause. We dressed in non-uniform and wore lots of Pudsey Bear yellow for the day. A bring and buy, toys and book stall was held in the afternoon and altogether we raised a wonderful £135.55! After learning more about the real life stories behind the young Rickshaw riders, we watched the filmed footage from Tuesday on the One Show. We saw ourselves, cheering Liv on, flash onto the screen! In true democratic style, we took a vote and chose to pledge our money towards the Rickshaw Challenge total part of Children in Need.

Well done and thank you everyone!