CHILDREN at Spurcroft Primary School learned about sustainable energy and about healthy eating using scientific equipment loaned by the AWE as part of national science week.
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 examined how Thatcham might cope in the future without fossil fuels.
AWE environmental specialist Giles Davis talked to the pupils about forms of sustainable energy.
This was followed by a demonstration of a wind turbine, loaned to the school from AWE’s liaison scheme.
Pupils from Years 1 and 2 looked at healthy eating with help from AWE’s skeleton Boney Boris.
Using a bag of bones, body tunic, jaw models and miniature skeletons, the children examined how important an active lifestyle is in maintaining healthy bones.
Teacher Mrs Jones said: “The children really benefited from the outreach work from AWE.
“They enjoyed learning about different forms of renewable energy from a visiting speaker who was able to answer a lot of their probing questions.
“They have also benefited from exploring how wind turbines work by assembling and running a model wind turbine; seeing a working model was a great way of initiating discussion.”
AWE works with local schools to foster and inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.