Bath Spa University Science department opened its doors in July this year to accommodate our KS 3 and 4 pupils as an enrichment day exclusively designed for All Saints School.
Dr Iain Haysom shocked pupils when they saw the vast population of microbes present on the human body. During the session on micro biology, detection was made with the aid of specialist equipment; the children lost count as they attempted to tally the colonies of bacteria present on raw and cooked minced meat.
Most of us participated in establishing our BMI by being weighed and measured. These facts were put into a machine which we stood on and the distribution of fat deposits on our bodies were indicated on a receipt for us to take home and digest! Thankfully everyone maintained their appetite and enjoyed lunch with Tracey Lewarne, who is lecturer of Nutrition, which allowed our KS4 pupils some time to discuss courses and aspects of university life with the Science department staff.
Pupils were attentive to Dr Anil de Sequeira in the universities’ Science laboratories at Newton Park Campus. He introduced food product development with a new fruit juice the H.E students had been working on recently. Later the children and staff completed a sensory analysis on a crisp with a peg clipped on our noses to highlight how the sense of smell contributes to the sensory analysis process; not something to be sniffed at.