St Cuthbert’s amazing science journey

St Cuthbert’s Primary School received a prestigious Bronze science award last Monday, December 8 from the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

The award was presented to the school’s proud science coordinator Mr Moan by the leader of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) programme Steven Marshall.

The presentation involving a pupil from each class

The presentation involving a pupil from each class

Mr Marshall also gave the children and guests a real treat with a short science show about optical illusions.

The award was given to the school for its work in science in session 2013-14 where the school made significant improvements in the learning and teaching of science.

St Cuthbert’s is the only school in Ayrshire to have received this award and invited guests Lynn Crossan from the PSQM programme and Dr Susan Burr, along with parents, marked the occasion.

St Cuthbert’s have been on an amazing science journey ever since they signed up to the PSQM programme back in September 2013 and having achieved this award they are now targeting the silver accreditation this year. So all there is to say is good luck to all staff and pupils at the school and to keep up the sensational science work that is going on there.

The Primary Science Quality Mark was initiated from the Science Learning Centre East of England and Barnet LA in partnership with the Association for Science Education.

The national roll out phase began in in January 2010 with PSQM Round One.

To date, 500 schools have achieved PSQM awards and 409 are in the process of working to achieve awards in 2013, which will equal in total over 4% of UK schools.

The geographical spread is wide, with school in all parts of the UK taking part, plus British Forces schools in Cyprus and Germany and British Schools in Dubai and Qatar.

There are now over 80 active PSQM hubs, each one supported by a trained PSQM hub leader.