Trip to Science Oxford

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day at Science Oxford. As it is organised to take place early in the term, it’s not only a great opportunity to dive deeper into the pupils’ STEM learning but also encourages the pupils to spend the day collaborating in different ways, imagining new ideas and feeding their curiosity.

Pupils worked in pairs to build Rube Goldberg machines, showing real perseverance as they tested and developed their ideas. A woodland walk saw teams work together to estimate the age of the trees, and there was plenty of time to think and experiment, as well as tinker and play, with the hands-on exhibits in the Exploration Zone.

Pupils offered some thoughts on the day when they returned to school:

“I loved the activities inside the exploration zone. They were fun, interesting and we collaborated with our friends, building and creating the most tremendous things.”

“I learned if it doesn’t work the first time, see what the problem is and get a better solution.”

“I loved the chain reaction because you could use your imagination.”

“I enjoyed the walk in the woods the most, as it was interesting looking for minibeasts, measuring trees, seeing snake skins and badger skulls, and seeing the swamp.”