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A Positive Choice

HANDS-ON SCIENCE WORKSHOP AT PRC

Marshfields Students once again proved they were exceptionally well behaved when they visited Peterborough Regional College to take part in some ‘hands on’ workshops. Students from years 9, 10 and 11 were selected to take part in this year’s ‘Science and Engineering festival’.

Limited resources were use to create a structure to bear the heavy load. Peter, Morgan and Sally were all successful. Superb effort J

Wednesday 19th March 2014

Students were encouraged to interact with each display and ask questions about things they were unsure of. In pairs and small groups Marshfields students moved around the different displays and took part in the activities on offer. The afternoon was an opportunity to spend time on chosen activities, encouraging independence and allowing students to follow their own interests.

School Governor Sheila Brown attended the session and in her words ‘I witnessed students using numeracy to calculate gearing ratios, measuring pipe lengths for a test pipe assembly, making bridges to take heavy loads. I also saw them using IT in robotic commands and in other IT applications on offer.

Can the pipes be measured and connected correctly? This required some careful planning, not to mention concentration to see the task to the end. Well done Jake J

At the end of the afternoon students were not only talking about their experience but also the opportunities offered at Peterborough Regional College. Marshfields students had a real buzz of ‘interest’ and seeing how classroom learning can be used in more ‘real life’ situation.

Thank you to all the staff and students at the PRC. My thanks also to the parents who kindly arranged late pick up of their children from Marshfields.

Ms Anderson, MrCavanagh, Mr Washbrook, Miss Mills, Miss Boon and Mrs Brown.