Exciting Events In Science26/06/17
On the 17th January 2017 The North School teamed up with Canterbury Christ Church University PCGE students for an exciting day filled with experiments and learning.
Student teachers on the PGCE 11 -18 programme at Canterbury Christ Church University have been working as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassadors in a joint venture with Kent and Medway Stem. As part of their development, senior lecturers from the University have been supporting the post-graduate student teachers as they take their programme of workshops across the country. The North School were lucky enough to be chosen.
Eighteen PCGE students delivered some fantastic engaging activities that they had developed to engage and enhance the learning and social skills of Year 7 students.
The morning began with the PCGE students setting up activities - these included dressing for the occasion, wearing costumes related to different lessons. Cat Woman, astronauts and even Harry Potter was in the equation!
During the sessions, six classrooms offered a variety of tasks ranging from Mathematical quests, problem solving, treasure hunts, checking pulse rate, stamina test ‘Who likes to be cold?’, lung capacity, building spaceships and making potions that Harry Potter could use.
Throughout the each session the pupils were fully engaged and each room you visited was buzzing with enthusiasm from the students. The atmosphere was wonderful; other year groups that were not involved were keen to investigate what was going on and wanted to take part. The students were amazing and their positive engagement was noted by the PGCE students who had organised the activities for the day.
Feedback from students:
“I liked the way they mixed up Science and Maths with the theme”
“Fun, really enjoyable, amazing actors. Harry Potter gave me the feeling that a colossal troll was stomping through Hogwarts. I felt like I was transported to Hogwarts”
“…would have loved it to be the whole day…”
“…I learnt a lot from them and I really enjoyed it…”
By Miss Charlotte Connell KS3 Science Coordinator