Students have fun at Worcester Summer School - The Worcester Observer

Students have fun at Worcester Summer School

Worcester Editorial 28th Aug, 2022   0

AROUND 30 year five and six children from three local schools took part in a week-long summer school hosted by the University of Worcester.

The STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) summer school was run by the school of education and supported young people as they move into secondary school in September.

The classes gave youngsters the chance to meet children from other primary schools while also engaging them in STEAM subjects through taking part in practical and interesting activities over the week.

The sessions were led by the Universitys PGCE secondary and primary tutors alongside their trainee teachers as they look to develop their skills before they start in the classroom next month.

The project started last summer to make up for some of the education time pupils had lost during the lockdowns.

The art classes saw students make and decorate pots and bowls while in the Design and Technology food session they were introduced to the Eat Well guide and how to safely work with kitchen knives.

The science sessions saw young people exploring the wildlife areas around campus before conducting an experiment.

Head of the School of Education, Catriona Robinson, said: “ The STEAM Summer School proved such a successful and popular scheme last summer that we were eager to offer more children opportunities to enhance the education they receive in term-time.

“Through the sessions, we aimed to inspire the children with a love of STEAM subjects through some interactive and fun activities, while also giving our former students valuable professional experience as they transition into the next generation of teachers.”

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