Southbourne attended Bourne Community College on the 4th July for their afternoon of STEM activities.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed visiting the STEM Enthuse Project and often talk about the practical activities they they complete as part of the project. Today the children had the opportunity to investigate thrust, by working with film canister rockets. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to apply all of the working scientific skills whilst re-capping after just learning forces.
Secondly the children built a suspension bridge as part of the engineering aspect of the project, it was lovely to see the children working collaboratively with each other and also learn knew practical skills such as know tying. The development of problem solving and critical thinking skills have also been excellent throughout.
“I have really enjoyed building the bridge. I like working as a team and I am excited to see what it looks like when it is finished.”
“I have enjoyed all of the activities because I have got to learn new things, such a knot tying.”
“I really enjoyed the science experiment because I loved the sound when it popped. I like the fact that we had to set up a rocket with the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.”
“When we did the science I had so much fun. It was funny because it instantly activated and made us all jump. I would recommend other people to come to Bourne because it is great fun.”