St Helen’s Visit

We were fortunate to be  invited to St Helen’s School to experience some of their facilities and resources on offer. We spent the day in their Science Lab – firstly looking at cells which are the basic building blocks of all living things. Next we learnt about the skeleton and the names of our bones. This was bought to life by playing a game of relay while building a skeleton – extra points were given if we could name the bones.

Lastly, we dissected a lamb’s heart. Some of our class could not stomach this activity as it smelt and had dried blood on the heart. We identified the  left atrium and ventricle on the right side. The left half felt much firmer and more muscular than the right side. The left side of the heart is stronger because it has to pump blood to the whole body. The right side only pumps blood to the lungs.