The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

"A village school in the town…"

Pupils of Emscote Infants School in Warwick can shed light on different science subjects thanks to grant from the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund.

Leigh Baildham, trustee from the fund, presented a cheque to support “Light & Colour in our Wonderful World” project.

The grant will be used to buy glass-based resources. Children will get hands-on experience with instruments, including kaleidoscope kits, telescopes, voice recording binoculars, magnifying glasses, light boxes and torches.

Teacher Mrs Hannah Stephenson said “We are very grateful – the children are very excited”.

The project application highlighted the following objectives:

  • Link to KS1 science curriculum areas: Working Scientifically, Seasonal Changes & Everyday materials and their uses.
  • Link to EYFS curriculum: Understanding the World – looking at light and colour.
  • To be able to offer the use of the equipment to our federated Junior School for the KS2 science curriculum.
  • Recognise that light travels in straight lines
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • To know about colours and how colours are mixed
  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.

Outline of project:

  • What is light and what does it do?
  • Can you see more than just your face in a mirror?
  • Can you see in the dark?
  • How does light help us to see things that are far away?
  • Can light go round corners?
  • Can light change direction without a mirror?
  • What different colours of light are there?
  • How many ways can you make a rainbow?
  • Investigate light using torches and a selection of transparent, translucent and opaque materials.
  • Investigate splitting light using a range of lenses, prisms.
  • Children will investigate using periscopes and make kaleidoscopes.
  • Children will investigate how magnification can help us to see far away objects and small objects more clearly – using magnifying glasses, binoculars & telescopes.

The project touches Children of ages 4 – 7 years old and will be available to over 207 children