Chatburn pupils are science champions

Chatburn C of E Primary School  pupils who scooped first prize in the CATALYST (Primary) competition 2016. (s)
Chatburn C of E Primary School pupils who scooped first prize in the CATALYST (Primary) competition 2016. (s)
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Victory belonged to a top team from Chatburn Primary School who competed against schools across the Ribble Valley in a hard fought science contest.

The school were named as the winners of the science competition CATALYST (Primary) at Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre.

Now in its fourth year the competition, which is sponsored by STEM ambassadors and sponsors Johnson Matthey in conjunction with Dr Martin Carette, tests the science, technology, engineering and maths skills of Year 6 pupils.

Heats took place at the 11 participating schools.

In the final there was a maths quiz where pupils were asked to form teams of four with pupils from different schools and take on 24 different types of maths questions before they took on a series of mini challenges in their own school teams based on a real life scenario.

The competing schools in the final this year where Waddington and West Bradford Primary School, Moorland School, St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School, Chatburn CE School, Brookside Primary School, St Mary’s RC School, St James CE Primary School, Grindleton and Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School.

They were presented with a trophy designed and made by the engineering apprentices from Johnson Matthey’s Clitheroe site and the school also receives educational safety packs and games from the charity Kidsafe.