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STEM Day for Local Primary Schools

On Tuesday, 18 June Year 5 pupils from three local primary schools; Rodmarton, Down Ampney and St. Lawrence were welcomed to Rendcomb College.

The children arrived ready for a taste of Senior School science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), led by Head of Science Dr Matt Cox.

The day involved activities in seven different areas and allowed the children to learn in a fun and interactive way. The day came to an end with an exciting ‘whizz, bangs and pops’ science show from Dr Matt Cox and Chemistry Teacher Alice Wyndow. The children had the opportunity to show off their new found knowledge and were eager to learn even more; especially when it was about something that blew up!

Head of Science and leader of the STEM outreach event, Dr Matt Cox said: “We were delighted to welcome students from Year 5 for an afternoon of science, technology, engineering and maths. The students enjoyed a wide range of activities, from psychology and the senses to coding and lasers. With plenty of hands-on activities to try, there was real buzz as the students shared the excitement of discovery. The afternoon concluded with some chemistry demonstrations in the Griffin Theatre, with Mrs Wyndow's Elephants' Toothpaste experiment getting the biggest wows. Rendcomb College values its partnerships with local primary schools and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

Testing the senses


Making a timer using a chemical reaction


Using static electricity to pick up paper


Live experimentation in the Psychology lab


Remixing a page on the web with Mozilla X-Ray Goggles​


Design and Technology
Strongest spaghetti structures