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Sir Isaac Newton visits

Posted: 10th November 2023

Actor David Hall as Sir Isaac Newton

In a thrilling and educational event generously sponsored by Taylor Travel, a gathering of eight local schools converged at St Lawrence College for the Sir Isaac Newton Science Show on the 9th of November. Year 5 children from St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, St Saviour’s Junior School, Upton Junior School, St George’s CofE Foundation School, Ramsgate Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Newlands Primary School, and St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School, joined St. Lawrence College pupils for an inspiring showcase of Sir Isaac Newton’s groundbreaking inventions and discoveries.

Audience of children in a theatreDavid Hall, the talented actor behind the captivating one-man show, brought Sir Isaac Newton to life on stage. With a passion for both education and the arts, David skillfully portrayed Newton’s life and discoveries, making the event not only educational but also very entertaining. The participating schools’ pupils were actively engaged and enthralled by live demonstrations and interactive displays that brought Newton’s scientific principles to life.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback received so far indicates that the event was a resounding success.

St Gregory’s Headteacher Dave Walker said: “What a fantastic event this was! The children came away thoroughly enthused by the experience and bursting with knowledge about Sir Isaac Newton and science. I think that it’s fantastic that St Lawrence has organized this event using their facilities and expertise for the benefit of local schools such as ourselves. It’s been an excellent opportunity for our children to engage with. I’d also like to thank Taylor Travel, who provided free transport to and from the event to support the school to attend.”

Actor David Hall and school childrenUpton School’s Head of Year 5, Nikki Lewis commented: “Seeing the kids buzzing with excitement as they left, eager to share what they learned from Sir Isaac Newton, was truly heartwarming. His insights on gravity and motion fit seamlessly into our termly topic of space. Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring time.”

Year 5 class teacher, Michelle Jackson, from Ramsgate Holy Trinity School said: “We had a wonderful visit to St Lawrence, and we thank you very much for our invite. The children thoroughly enjoyed the Science Show and were very amused by the antics of Isaac Newton, especially when children on ‘wheely chairs’ were pushed along the stage. We are currently studying Earth and Space back at school so the concept of the Earth’s elliptical movement was something we could talk about back in class. The children were also very enthralled by the creation of rainbows on stage. I now need to find a prism so we can try it out ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful time!”

Barney Durrant, Head of St Lawrence College, emphasised the importance of fostering a love for science at a young age. “We believe that events like these play a pivotal role in making learning enjoyable and memorable. Sir Isaac Newton’s contributions to science are profound, and we’re thrilled to have shared his discoveries with the bright young minds from our local schools.”

St Lawrence College is eager to build on this success and looks forward to running the Thanet Science and Engineering Challenge on 12 March for local prep and primary schools.

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