The Really Cool Science Show

20th November 2019
BY Clare Talks, Director of Community Service

Sparsholt Primary School visited our Science Department earlier this week to see The Really Cool Show: a lecture by Physics teacher Dr Barron packed with demonstrations of what happens when you reduce the temperature of everyday materials to -196°C using liquid nitrogen. The 50 pupils had a smashing time with fruit, squash balls and flowers succumbing to the combination of cryogenics and a hammer.

The event was one of many in a Week of Wonder at Winchester College. The school runs numerous outreach activities and events all year. However, this week saw record numbers of local children coming onto the campus to extend their learning. More than 1,000 local primary school pupils attended a variety of expert talks, musical performances, dramatic opportunities, museum exploration, and a maths celebration. All the activities were oversubscribed - testament to both the quality of what was on offer and the positive approach of local teachers, keen to embrace these excellent opportunities.

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