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Nigel Bispham, a deputy head from Cornwall, visits a Finnish school to investigate why the country's 16-year-olds have done so well in science in the international OECD PISA study.
As part of his trip, Nigel watches a class of 13-year-olds at the Olari Lower Secondary School near Helsinki, overcome their anxieties as they are given the task of dissecting a fish.
The school's deputy head Maija Flinkman explains that the fish dissection is part of a seven-week study of the water eco-system and Nigel believes that it is this type of open-ended investigation that is the very essence of good science teaching.
Part of the series: Finland