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 photography.
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.