Horbury Bridge CE

Living by Our Christian Values: Together in Faith, Hope and Love


Rolls-Royce Science Prize 

We are delighted that from over 2,000 national entries, our school was voted second for the prestigious Rolls-Royce Science Prize. 

We received £5,000 and the support of a Rolls-Royce Mentor to help us implement our planned science development in school. We then received a further £5,000 following the awards show.  

Over the course of the academic year, we documented our project with monthly diary and video entries and were invited to attend the Rolls-Royce Science Prize celebration event in November 2019, where we were announced runner up.

Click for Information on the Rolls-Royce Science Prize and to see our introductory video.


May 2019

Our final video compilation reviewing our year's project

April 2019

This month, the Young Leaders and Eco Rangers have worked to raise environmental awareness through:  

  • Launching the family Eco Passport
  • Marine awareness assemby
  • 'Sea in a Box' competition
  • 2nd hand uniform sale
  • Re-Love sale

We have also reviewed the impact of key aspects of our project so far:

  • STEM Club
  • Staff CPD
  • Science Curriculum linked to class novels
  • Practical science progression
  • Learning beyond the classroom

Click for April Diary







March 2019

This month we have celebrated British Science Week throughout school with:

  • #ScienceSelfie Challenge
  • Whole school Science Open Afternoon attended by famiies and the Mayor of Wakefield
  • STEM Club led assemblies
  • 'Women in Science' assemblies
  • Visit by Finlay Asher, Rolls-Royce mentor
  • Planetarium
  • Year 6 visit to Leeds University Science Festival
  • Space themed lunch

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 February 2019

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This month has seen

  • Staff training to deliver hands-on science enquiry
  • Increased Governor awareness of the breadth and place of STEM in the curriculum through teacher presentations and visits to classrooms
  • Year 3 and 4 learning about electricity and materials through roles as 'Alarm Engineers' and 'Government Scientists' designing warning systems and traps for 'The Iron Man' from the Ted Hughes novel.

 January 2019

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This month has seen:

  • Children reflecting on the value of approaching science through drama
  • Foundation Stage children exploring the frozen conditions where 'Penguin Small' lives, by finding out how ice feels, moves and changes
  • Our curriculum coverage of science begin to be mapped out

 December 2018

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This month has seen:

  • Children who attend STEM Club, summarising the differences we have made to science this term
  • Links to the local library service being made

 November 2018

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This month has seen staff:

  • Demonstrating the way we are working and developing our curriculum to our Rolls-Royce mentor, Finlay Asher.
  • Working with Finlay to be able to effectively articulate our project, including to non-educationalists
  • Having developmental observations and feedback on their practice
  • Reflecting on how the curriculum is working so far; beginning to change and refine our planning, based on our evaluations
  • Being inspired by attending this year's Rolls-Royce Science Prize Award Event at the Science Museum

October 2018

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This month has seen:

  • Year 5 and 6 learn about melting and heating as well as tempering chocolate on a visit to Cadbury World
  • Year 6 problem solving whilst exploring our local environment in Coxley Wood
  • Year 3 and 4 making 'Flat Stanley' gingerbread bodies with iced digestive systems
  • Year 1 and 2 become 'Junior Doctors' to find out parts of the body and how to make Granny better
  • Foundation Stage work out how to help and cheer up Crispin; the dragon who can't breathe fire