Safety through education – safely!

The head of Britain’s safety watchdog has paid a visit to a Welsh school to see an award-winning teacher prove that it is possible to inject excitement into education – without falling foul of red tape.

Judith Hackitt visited Ysgol Cae Top in Bangor  to meet with teacher Llew Davies, who collected a Pride of Britain award last year for his inspirational approach to learning.

Ms Hackitt was invited to take part in one of Llew’s innovative lessons, this time set around the construction of Roman siege machines, to show how science and teamwork can beat brute force.

The children were given time to create their devices before taking to the playground for a challenge to see who could fire a tennis ball the furthest across the yard.

Llew regularly takes pupils out of the classroom and gets them involved in creative experiments, proving that health and safety doesn’t get in the way of a good education. In his classes, pupils have built volcanoes, studied velocity through office chair races, and much more.

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