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High Peak schools mark science week

St Thomas More, Science week, exotic animal expert Damian Pearson showing a skunk to pupils

St Thomas More, Science week, exotic animal expert Damian Pearson showing a skunk to pupils

High Peak schools have been getting their thinking caps on for National Science and Engineering Week, which ends on Sunday.

Pupils from St Thomas More Catholic School, in Buxton, abandoned their usual timetable on Friday to build paper gliders and a giant tetrahedron in the gym.

Other students at the Palace Fields school learnt about corn snakes and skunks as animal handlers brought some in for the children to meet.

While pupils from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School conducted climate change research on the moors in the Goyt Valley on Tuesday.

Co-ordinator Chris Robinson, of the Peak District National Park Authority’s learning and discovery team, said: “The students’ research will help the Moors for the Future Partnership, which is now carrying out large-scale restoration of the upper moorlands through re-wetting the peat and regenerating vegetation such as cotton-grass and cloudberry.”

The findings of the Long Lane school students, who met at Derbyshire Bridge car park, on Macclesfield Old Road, Buxton, will be collated and analysed using handheld sensors and GPS technology.

 

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