Our Rationale for Science
‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’ - Marie Curie
Creation is scientific. As Christians, we believe that God has given us the scientific knowledge, skills and ability to be able to fully understand the world around us.
The goal at Our Lady and St. George’s is to provide the absolute best provision of science possible for the children we are accountable for. If the purpose of education is to prepare our children for their future, then science plays a vital role. Whether thinking about world problems such as climate change, food security, poverty, or biodiversity loss, or, on a more personal level, deciding on the energy they choose to run their cars and houses or the medication to enhance their lives, our students will need to be creative, innovative and knowledgeable. To do this we need to create a robust curriculum, that is challenging and inspiring; provide opportunities for all children to build scientific capital through after school clubs, regular events and trips; staff need to be research informed, allowing them to plan engaging and effective lessons, utilise the many scientific methods of enquiry, and choose resources intelligently; and create links to the school community, who will then recognise the importance of science in school, be able to provide their expertise, or, if carers, be more confident to support at home. Science is a collaborative activity where ideas and suggestions are shared and investigated together. Through practical activities and teamwork, children experience and learn how to work together, have mutual respect and value social cohesion.
We believe in creating a better future for all children in our care and those in wider society - we are committed to teaching and furthering our understanding of the Green Flag Sustainable Development Goals and what we can do to help others.
Article 28: Every child has the right to an education Sustainable Development
Goal 4: Quality Education
Through our enthusiasm, care and professional practice, we aim to develop our students’ questioning, testing, analysis and evaluation skills so they maintain their natural curiosity, they are risk-takers, and they can flourish in the future.
Ultimately, we wish to promote a lifelong love for learning science for everyone regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, class, aptitude or disability.