Science Week

This week has been a Science Spectacular at the Junior School. We have been celebrating Abbey Science Week with competitions, assemblies, quizzes and more!

The week started off with an inter-house competition – all students from Lower I to Lower III took part in a virtual quiz. All the scores from each year group were totted up and the final scores were


1st – Ducat 955 points

2nd – Paget 946 points

3rd – Kensington 940 points

4th – Carrington 862 points

Congratulations Ducat.


Across the week there have been a variety of different activities for the students to participate in. These activities allowed the girls to explore scientific concepts, engage their curiosity about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun!  

In the Early Years, the nursery children continued their work on mini-beasts by examining some bugs they had never seen and investigating their life cycles. 

Reception and Lower Prep had a special assembly with Mrs Jones where they were asked to spot what was Science and what was magic; a magical time was had by all. 

Budding aeronautical engineers in Upper I and Upper II designed paper planes, Lower I horticulturalists crafted spinners to aid seed dispersal and Upper Prep observed bugs and discussed their findings. 

Showing themselves to be the scientific leaders of the future, the Lower III Science’s captains led their peers in creating lava lamps and plasticine boats to investigate density of liquids and buoyancy respectively. 

The Science Captains ( Nona, Navya, Natasha and Diana) were not finished yet, as they also recorded an assembly which was shared with the whole school titled ‘Science is Everything’.

In addition, over 140 students submitted their entries for our annual Lab Coat Competition, with the students submitting some creative and innovative designs based around what science means to them. The winners were:


Lower Prep – Esah 

Upper Prep – Hafsa 

Lower I – Rina 

Upper I – Lakshmi 

Upper II – Allegra 

Lower III – Riya 


In support of all these wonderful activities, every morning an inspirational quote was shared across the School; with the aim of encouraging our students to think scientifically. The favourite for many of the girls fittingly came from perhaps the most famous female scientist, Marie Curie:

‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’ Marie Curie