A group of our Year 7 students took part in a pollution workshop at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).
The day was packed with lots of exciting and stimulating activities. The students acted as environmentalists, and carried out various tests to determine the cause of pollution in a nearby lake.
The possible sources of contamination included a farm, a factory, a power station and a peat bog. The students used the tests to eliminate factors, and eventually determined the cause of contamination as being the peat bog.
During the second part of the day, they examined the many microorganisms found in water samples from the different sites, and identified each organism.
Our students enjoyed their day at UCLAN and made great use of the University’s equipment and facilities.