Einstein Visits Prescot Primary School

By on Thursday, September 20, 2012

(Press Release: Knowsley Council)

Pupils were shocked when a special guest arrived to open their new science lab.

Albert Einstein paid a special visit to Evelyn Community Primary in Prescot where he educated and entertained pupils on the world of science.

And the revolutionary scientist was in no hurry to get back to his lab as he held a series of workshops throughout the day, helping to bring the subject to life.

Sharing stories about his life and scientific discoveries, Einstein’s visit helped inspire pupils to develop a passion for science.

James Moore, age 9, commented,

“Einstein visiting our school was a brilliant surprise and I enjoyed learning about him. He made science really fun and I can’t wait to learn more in our new lab.”

The surprise visit was organised by the school’s Science Subject Leader, Kerry Welsby, who has worked tirelessly to make the science lab a reality.

The new lab will transform how pupils at Evelyn are educated in the subject, with access to the latest technology and equipment. Microscopes, magnifying glasses, pipettes and petri dishes are amongst the new apparatus available for pupils to use during lessons.

Children will also wear lab coats and safety goggles, and have the use of the internet, TV and an interactive whiteboard, to enhance their learning.

The school also boasts a ‘secret’ wildflower garden, where pupils can learn more about minibeasts, plants, light and forces.

“We wanted to offer pupils more when it came to learning about science, and to have Einstein officially open our new lab was perfect,” explains Carole Arnold, head teacher at Evelyn Community Primary School.

She added, “The new science lab allows us to take the children out of their normal classroom to a dedicated place where they can take more of a hands-on and investigative approach to learning.”

Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, commented,

“There’s no better way to learn about science than from Einstein himself! It’s great to see the school offering a dedicated classroom to learn about science, where they can use the latest equipment to conduct experiments and enhance the learning experience.”

One Comment

  1. Antonia Ellard

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    where did you get Einstein from. was a particular company?
    We are studying Einstein for a term at my school and he would be great to get him to pay us a visit.

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