Making a Mess, Scientifically! 

GDST junior girls marked British Science Week 2023 by coming together at The Royal Institute of Science for a day of science, experiments and fun.

On 14th March, 21 GDST schools came together for a day of scientific experiments, interactive activities, live demonstrations and controlled explosions at The Royal Institute of Science.

The day of science began with a session in which girls were tasked with extracting their own DNA. This was followed by another practical session which involved the girls building a crash proof cardboard car that could protect a chocolate vegan egg! 

After a quick break, two students in further education gave talks to the girls about their remarkable journeys in science. The girls then enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by a walk around the inspiring venue. 

The final part of the event was also the showstopper of the day. The girls and their teachers came together at the RI Theatre to observe – and with some participating in – a controlled mess of bangs, crashes, splashes, flames, laughter and explosions. 


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Other cross-Trust GDST events

As a family of 25 schools and academies, the GDST runs a number of cross Trust events and competitions throughout the year. From STEM, including the GDST Space Technology Diploma Day; to sport, such as GDST cricket match at South Hampstead cricket club; to the creative arts, like GDST Sing, where 300 talented junior singers from eight GDST schools came together for a day of rehearsals followed by a performance at Woolwich Works, London.