Members of our Year 7 after-school Science Club got very creative, and very messy, this week when they had a go at making clay, using household kitchen items.

With just cornflour, some glue, vegetable oil, and a bit of elbow grease, the students were able to work the mixture to create their own mouldable clay. They then used the clay to create an array of different shapes and designs.

It was great fun to experiment with the mixture as the students tried to get the right consistency, with cornflour flying everywhere throughout the Science Lab!

This is the latest in a series of “making” activities the Club has participated in. Earlier in the academic year the group had a go at making some classic slime and also Oobleck slime, which is a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning that if it is slowly touched it acts as a liquid, but if it is hit with force it will act as a solid.

The Year 7 Science Club is just one of a wide selection of extra-curricular activities on offer to our students, all of which are designed to stretch, challenge and engage them in a range of subjects and areas.