STEAMing ahead at Hampshire Collegiate School
Hampshire Collegiate School has celebrated its first science,
technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) fortnight. Across the
school, from Nursery through to Sixth Form, pupils took part in over 25
STEAM learning adventures in 10 days.
The school has partnered with
universities and industry to provide a wide range of fun and hands-on
workshops, talks, trips and special school assemblies to help pupils challenge
themselves and learn more about the STEAM subjects.
A Level biology, chemistry and physics students brought practical experiments
to life during Prep School and Senior School science lessons; pupils and parents
took part in a crash test dummies workshop where they had to design and build
machines before testing them against a crash wall; and in the Art Faculty,
pupils enjoyed experimenting with the use of liquid, dyes and light in
Nursery and Key Stage 1 pupils came face-to-face with some fantastic
mini-beasts in a Zoo Lab workshop, while other Prep pupils visited Marwell and
Paultons to study animal adaptation and classification and Senior School pupils
attended chemistry workshops at the universities of Oxford and Southampton.
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium visited the Prep School for
a day and while Year 1 pupils designed their own space suit to wear on the
International Space Station, pupils in older years learnt about rockets and
forces, equilibrium and friction and how new technologies could change space
travel in the future.