​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and this year Castleford Academy Science team were busy running special events across the school and the local community.​


The theme for this year’s British Science Week was “Exploration and Discovery”. This theme encouraged our students to think about and investigate the world around us; from different parts of the Earth and the Solar System, to different species, new technologies and medicine.

Pupils across the Academy took part in exciting investigations including; the best materials to make clothing for an explorer in different environments, working as a team to design and produce a multi surface vehicle on a budget and investigating ‘How do you weigh an alien in space?’

Over 200 Ks1 and 2 pupils from the surrounding schools also visited Castleford Academy and joined in with the fun practical activities.

Finally, a team of science staff visited Wheldon road Infant School and Nursery. Pupils from Ks1 designed a visor and rocket for an astronaut and a mass rocket launch was held at the end of each session.


All pupils were a credit to their schools producing outstanding work.

Well done.​