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Redbridge schools enjoy science competition

PUBLISHED: 16:49 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 27 February 2017

Forest School in Snaresbrook holding it's annual inter-school science competition.

Forest School in Snaresbrook holding it's annual inter-school science competition.

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Mini Einsteins from schools across Redbridge and beyond took part in a special science competition at Forest School, in Snaresbrook.

Year Six pupils from Oakdale Primary School, South Woodford, Redbridge Primary School, Redbridge and St Aubuyn’s School, Woodford Green, as well as 15 others took part in three science based challenges.

In the first task, on Wednesday, children had to identify the different nutrients in food and see whether saliva caused them to break down into new substances.

In task two, at the private school, in Forest Place, pupils carried out flame tests and precipitation reactions to see what chemicals Fred and George Weasley used in the Harry Potter books to create colourful fireworks.

Finally the schoolchildren used physics calculations to work out how many coins were left in a bag.

Forest Year Six pupil Alyssa said: “We enjoyed doing the physics challenge. We had to estimate how much money was in a bin liner using our past measurements, and then work out a precise amount.”

Caleb added all the experiments had been “a lot of fun”.

Juliet said “the whole event had been amazing”, while Oran stated: “We felt we had benefited a lot from it and learned a lot. Much to our surprise, we won and were very, very happy.”

Following the experiments the pupils gathered in Forest’s dining hall for the annual chemistry show, put on by science teacher Florence Grace.

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