FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR WEBBER STUDENTS
STEAM Week Review by Mr Matthew Paris
Last week all of our students form Reception class to Year 10 celebrated and investigated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics through visits, guest speakers and scientific investigations (CREST), during the School's STEAM week.
The Early Years students investigated ‘brilliant bubbles’, friction and went on a Rainbow Walk. Students from both the Prep and Senior school visited Wolverton’s state-of-the-art recycling and energy recovery centre and learnt about what we should recycle and what happens to all the rubbish that used to go to landfill. These students also followed a CREST program investigating such topics as ‘the properties of chocolate’ and ‘harvesting and conserving water’ and successfully created some creative solutions to the problems posed to them.
On Thursday every student in the school got to spend time with the RS STEM Ambassadors onboard Titan. If you have not heard about this, Titan is a big red engineering classroom that is usually found at national events such as the Big Bang. All the students enjoyed the experience and some of the Year 12 students were also able to secure internship opportunities.
Our STEAM Week was a great hit with students and teachers alike; the week delivered a diverse range of enriching and inspiring learning activities to keep our young minds constantly curious and stimulated.
We look forward to being able to offer similar opportunities in the future.