Did you know?

Marie Curie is the only person to have won the Nobel Prize twice.


  • Occupation: Scientist
  • Born: November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland
  • Died: July 4, 1934 in Passy, Haute-Savoie, France
  • Best known for: Her work in radioactivity

Nobel Prizes


In 1903, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Marie and Pierre Curie as well as Henri Becquerel for their work in radiation. Marie became the first woman to be awarded the prize.


In 1911 Marie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Marie became very famous. Scientists came from around the world to study radioactivity with Marie. Soon doctors found that radiology could help with curing cancer.


Welcome to 2016 at Laburnum PS.

Are you interested in Science at Laburnum?

Have you been to the Year 4 Science Night? Do you know about the Science Breakfast Club? Did your child build a CD spectroscope last year as part of the International Year of Light?  Are you a parent with a passion for science? We have an active Science Committee of parents working with LPS teachers to provide some fun science events throughout the year.  We welcome parents to join us for the first meeting on Monday 7 March @ 7pm in the Conference Room (next door to the staffroom).  If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would like to help out with one of our activities, please contact Jan Trend.


Chris Fluke (Grade 2 parent) and Jan Trend.