Lab_13 represented at the Irchester Gala and Summer Fair, with Oobleck!

Summer Fair 

The 12th of July was the date of the Summer Fair. Here we had a stall of 2 things: a test tube lucky dip where you could win either a book or some sweets and the paddling pool of oobleck! This was 20p to run on and free to touch. Oobleck is a substance where when you touch it gently it would be a liquid but when you put impact on it, it would turn into a solid. For this we needed a huge bag of corn flour, kindly donated by Mr. Tyrrell, and a lot of water. I’m sure everybody enjoyed it, I know I did. We would describe it like running on a hard, but spongy surface. And when you stopped running, it was like sinking into custard! To make oobleck you need a litre jug of water and two litre jugs of corn flour, mixed well together.  During the end of the school day, if we weren’t busy doing something we were making loads and loads of oobleck! We raised £22.80 from the lucky dip and £15 from the oobleck.

Irchester Gala

On the 14th of July there was the Irchester Gala. Isabella and Ben opened the Gala as Lab_13 Committee members, after the parade had come through the Sports Club field. Isabella presented a speech that told the community about what we do as a part of Lab_13 such as: taking care of the lab pets, Indian stick insects and Giant African land snails, how we help the local community and the children of Irchester School to inspire curiosity and questions and how we, with the help of Miss Draper, learn how to think scientifically. As Ben and Isabella did this, they received a prize of £25 amazon gift voucher, £50 for the school and a free meal. Now who wouldn’t like that?

By Isabella and Wilfred






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