Python is the star attraction for pupils

March 29 2018

A PYTHON proved to be the star attraction as students from Bristol Brunel Academy celebrated British Science Week.

More than 300 students took part in the annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The main event was an animal show where more than 230 Year 7 students got the chance to meet an amazing array of creatures including a meerkat, a tarantula, a 10ft python, scorpion and breaded dragon. 

Fun activities were held throughout the week and included dissections of squid, fish, an eyeball, a rat and a pluck, the lungs, heart and trachea of a goat. 

There were plenty of flashes, bangs and whizzes as students, supervised by staff, put on a range of exciting, interactive science experiments.

Students watched one of the series of the world class documentary Planet Earth. Year 9 and 10 students also had the amazing opportunity to meet professor Steve Simpson from Exeter University who co-produced Blue Planet.

Ali Harvey, head of science at Bristol Brunel Academy, said: "This is an amazing opportunity to bring science to life and remind students that science is in so many aspects of their world. This is also a chance to talk to students about STEM careers and show them how exciting this type of field of work could be."