Irchester goes on a shopping trip for healthier snacks. | lab13network

To start off the New Year, we have launched our Healthy Snacks project! We’re working with Change4Life, to help children at school make healthy choices about our snacks. Lots of snacks actually have lots of sugar or fat in them, so we have been investigating with the Change4Life food scanner app to find out more!

First, 8 children gave our tuck trolley a brief test. The change4life scanners disapproved of the majority of the snacks on the tuck trolley you are so used to. There were some shockers in the list of BAD SNACKS; strawberry fruity bakes, Belgian milk chocolate cereal bars and…

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Irchester goes on a shopping trip for healthier snacks. | lab13network

To start off the New Year, we have launched our Healthy Snacks project! We’re working with Change4Life, to help children at school make healthy choices about our snacks. Lots of snacks actually have lots of sugar or fat in them, so we have been investigating with the Change4Life food scanner app to find out more!

First, 8 children gave our tuck trolley a brief test. The change4life scanners disapproved of the majority of the snacks on the tuck trolley you are so used to. There were some shockers in the list of BAD SNACKS; strawberry fruity bakes, Belgian milk chocolate cereal bars and…

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Gillespie News: S.E.A. club | lab13network

We want to run a S.E.A. (Science, Engineering & Art) club because we want people to know how science, engineering and art can be useful together. Engineering is really creative, so is art and science is too. If they are put together they would add up to an amazing result. We’re really looking forward to inviting other local primary schools and in the future we would love to include secondary school children.

Children in the club will have the chance to enter the Primary Engineer Leaders Award as well. Children should join the club if they want to get better at engineering and to meet…

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Gillespie News: S.E.A. club | lab13network

We want to run a S.E.A. (Science, Engineering & Art) club because we want people to know how science, engineering and art can be useful together. Engineering is really creative, so is art and science is too. If they are put together they would add up to an amazing result. We’re really looking forward to inviting other local primary schools and in the future we would love to include secondary school children.

Children in the club will have the chance to enter the Primary Engineer Leaders Award as well. Children should join the club if they want to get better at engineering and to meet…

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Irchester News: New Year, New Term and New Committee! | lab13network

The end of last term was sadly time for the old committee to leave, but they are going to become f.labs forever, that means they are the friends of the lab. They wanted to write a bit for you about their time on the lab:

Josh: I am very sad about leaving because I love science and being on the committee is a once in my life time opportunity. My highlight is when I got to take the baby stick insects home for summer, I got to watch them hatch!

Libby: My favourite bit of the lab was doing jobs and stick insects. I am very sad that we are going because I have had a good time here…

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Irchester News: New Year, New Term and New Committee! | lab13network

The end of last term was sadly time for the old committee to leave, but they are going to become f.labs forever, that means they are the friends of the lab. They wanted to write a bit for you about their time on the lab:

Josh: I am very sad about leaving because I love science and being on the committee is a once in my life time opportunity. My highlight is when I got to take the baby stick insects home for summer, I got to watch them hatch!

Libby: My favourite bit of the lab was doing jobs and stick insects. I am very sad that we are going because I have had…

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Irchester news: Let it Snow Science! | lab13network

Snow Tracking

Last week, year 5 made the most of the snow by venturing out to discover unusual tracks that animals left overnight on the field! They managed to identify the beautiful animals that left these mysterious tracks overnight. Hayden from the committee was one of the team: “We followed some fox tracks and we found a massive hole in the fence, we think that the fox was trying to get into the school to find food” Cheryl told us: “We found some marks on the snow under the trees, where snow had melted and dripped off the branches.” Other groups think they also spotted cat, bird and…

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