Houghton youngsters are celebrating gaining the gold

Bournmoor Primary School headteacher Laura Snowdon with pupil James Scott who is holding the science gold award certificate as fellow school science ambassadors look on .
Bournmoor Primary School headteacher Laura Snowdon with pupil James Scott who is holding the science gold award certificate as fellow school science ambassadors look on .
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Young boffins at a Wearside school are celebrating clinching a top accolade.

Staff and youngsters at Bournmoor Primary School in Houghton are thrilled to have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award.

It is a great team effort

Laura Snowdon

Headteacher, Laura Snowdon, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded the PSQM gold.

“As a school, we have been working towards this award for the past twelve months.

“Our feedback was extremely positive and reflected the hard work that had gone on across our school and in the community.

“We are very proud of the all the hard work that pupils and staff have put into achieving this award. It recognises the extensive improvements we have made in our science teaching and the importance we place on this subject.

“Parents have been so supportive of their children as always with science homework and projects. It is a great team effort.”

Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 154 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.

It is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director, said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each of these schools is very high.

“Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills.

“Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”