NPA's Science Week Gets A Boost From Amazon

NPA’s Science Week Celebrations Get A Boost From Amazon

 NPA’s British Science Week activities had a timely boost when the students received a £1,000 donation to purchase new science equipment from Amazon’s local fulfilment centre.

Nene Park Academy’s Science Department received the donation during British Science Week as part of the company’s ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports communities in and around where it operates in the UK.

The initiative focuses on helping children reach their potential in the digital world by creating a positive environment for children, developing essential skills in literacy and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and empowering young people into the right career.

 To celebrate the donation, members of the local Amazon team visited NPA and took part in a Science Fair with students from Year 7, where they judged each of the 65 groups and then awarded prizes to the winning teams. The presentations were so impressive that the Amazon judges even had to award an extra prize because they could not decide between the entries as the quality was so high. The students really did NPA proud.

Speaking of the donation, Amazon’s Peterborough Site Leader Lee Shepherd said: “Science, technology, engineering and maths are some of the core skills used in a multitude of careers today, including those at Amazon. We’re really passionate about encouraging young people to consider a future career in these disciplines and when the opportunity came up to support such a great local school with a donation, we jumped at the chance. British Science Week is a great initiative and we wanted to help make it extra special for the students at Nene Park Academy.”

 Principal, Mr Steve Howard added: “British Science Week is something that our students really enjoy and to receive this donation from Amazon has been fantastic. At Nene Park Academy, we are always keen to make learning exciting for our students so we’re grateful to Amazon for helping us do that during British Science Week. I’d like to say a big thanks to Lee and his team from Amazon in Peterborough for their support.”

In addition to the Year 7 Science Fair, Amazon’s donation also helped to fund some ‘Pop-up Science’ experiments for all students to watch which took place during Science Week when liquid nitrogen was used to turn a banana into a hammer and where staff also made some instantaneous ice-cream for students to enjoy. NPA staff and students also visited St Augustine’s Junior School where they dissected some hearts as part of their Science Week activities! All of these activities were supported by NPA’s Year 10 Science Ambassadors who donned their new and embroidered Science Ambassador overalls, which were also funded my Amazon’s very generous donation to NPA.


First Prize Winners:



Esra Addai and Toby West

Fizz Inflator

Runners Up:



Cameron Hawkrigg, Eduard Orbocea and George Dangerfield


What fuel would be best for a steam powered car?

Harrison Mann, George Sanders, Archie Senior Zak Davis

Walkable water

Highly Commended:



Bethany Graveling and Chloe Williamson

Plane Predictions

Abbi Martin, Linzi Crisp and Vicky Floyd

Lava Lamp

Anna Zubeck, Mayce Ramm, Karolina Gorol, Rebecca Mclenahan

Walking on Eggs

Thomas Calver and Ethan Cutforth

Can fruit charge an apple product?

Josh Ford, Lewis Wilson, Luca Rosella, Emilio Guarnaccia

Elephant toothpaste

NPA’s Science Ambassadors are:

Carina Piras, Shakira Munday, Ben Green, Ben C Green, Abigail Baker, Callum Fawcett, Alex Emery, Caitlin Brodie, Aiden Tipper, Dev Mukherjee and James Barrett.