Science Festival at the University of Cambridge

Lessons came to life for gifted students as they took a trip to a science festival.

Year 8 students were able to get hands-on practical experience at the University of Cambridge event.  They completed a treasure hunt through the city to look at different parts of buildings and their history, as well as looking at Braille maps to learn about diversity.  The day also included a lecture on the science behind how your mind plays tricks on you.

Emily Platts, Gifted and Talented co-ordinator, said: “The idea of the trip was to inspire our students with science in a different learning environment.  The enrichment experience was a reward for their hard work in lessons and gave the students an introduction to University life.”