Science Museum Trips for Physics Students
On the 15th June, Year 9 students from Stamford High School and Stamford School joined together with Stamford Welland Academy and Malcolm Sargent School, to visit the Science Museum in London. On Monday 29th June, the Physics department took Year 8 students from SHS to ThinkTank, the Science Museum in Birmingham.
The trip to Science Museum, London, was the latest in a long line of Physics activities supported and paid for by the Ogden Trust, who try to maximise opportunities and projects for young people in the UK focused around Science.
The highest achieving pupils from SES, based on their results in the recent Year 9 end of year Physics exams, were invited to take part, as a reward for doing so well.
While at the museum, the pupils visited a wide variety of exhibits, many of which were ‘hands on’. A particular favourite with many of the pupils, was the Space exploration gallery, with its life size lunar lander.
At ThinkTank in Birmingham the students enjoyed two shows in the lecture theatre, one entitled ‘Energise your Teacher’, which involved Mr Williamson having electricity passed through him and lighting up a fluorescent tube. The second was the ‘On your wavelength show’ where different parts of the Electromagnetic Spectrum were explored. They also visited the Planetarium for the ‘Out into Orbit’ presentation, which was a good re-enforcement of the work covered by Year 8 in their recent Physics lessons.
Head of Physics at SHS, Mr G Harman expressed his thanks to the Ogden Trust for their continued support this year, and said: “The students had a great visit, and I must say, they were a credit to the Schools, as I would have expected.”