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.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.
9th December 2019
The holiday challenge set for prospective engineering and physics students inspired one pupil to design and make his own fully functioning robotic hand.
7th December 2019
Local pupils joined Winchester College boys for an event specially designed to help them prepare for everything a tough medical school interview might throw at them.
25th November 2019
This year's Science Symposium with Cheltenham Ladies College brought together 60 sixth form science students.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.