Infant scientists visit design tech workshop

Y1S visiting design tech

Scientists in our infants visited the senior school design technology workshop to discover more about materials.

Class 1S have been learning all about everyday materials and their properties, and they listened intently as technician Michael Alayan showed them around the workshop and let the children see how different types of wood, metal and plastic can be manipulated, moulded and shaped.

Melting metals

They were even lucky enough to see some of the department’s specialist equipment in action, with Will Davey telling us that he “liked watching the machine that melted metal” and Josh Sahana saying that he “loved the laser computer.”

The children will take what they learned back to the classroom as they continue their science topic throughout the spring term.

Shared facilities

Our infants’ visit to the workshop is just one of dozens of examples of our junior pupils sharing the senior school’s facilities and teaching expertise.

Animal club snake

The year one children met the animals in our biology lab earlier in the year, and teachers like head of art Mr Richard Davies, head of classics Mr Alastair Thorley and physics teacher Dr Lucy Pitts take annual lessons as part of the junior school curriculum.

Extracurricular activities

Swimming, canoe club and climbing are some of the junior school extracurricular activities that take advantage of the first-class facilities in the senior school, while staff from our classics department run the year five and six Latin club.

Junior school climbing club

Climbing club

Full club listings can be found on our junior school extracurricular activities page.

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