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Primary School Fun Afternoon at OSH

November 12th, 2015

Old Swinford Hospital hosted an afternoon of fun learning activities for 80 pupils from Greenfield Primary School.

The pupils, who are in Years 5 and 6, were divided into groups and spent time in Science, History and Sport under the expert tuition of OSH teachers and Sixth Formers.

In science the pupils were taught about forensic science via the use of chromatography and used the skills and information they had learnt, to identify the ‘criminal’ from evidence left at a crime scene using inks and solvents.  In a separate session, the pupils were shown how to build a simple electric motor using basic materials and come up with inventive ideas on how it could be adapted for use at home.

The climbing wall at OSH proved a great hit with the nine and ten and year olds and once they had got over their initial fear were keen to reach the top.

Headmaster Paul Kilbride was in charge of the historical element of the pupils’ visit and devised a cunning OSH treasure hunt.  Pupils had to discover historical facts about the school as they made their way around the campus.

Mr Paul Kilbride said “We were delighted to be able to welcome the Greenfield children today and we look forward to similar events for Greenfield and other local schools taking place at OSH”.