From the 18th to the 22nd June, The Mendip School celebrated science with a week of learning dedicated to the subject.
We started off with a trip to We The Curious, where pupils were able to interact with all of the museum pieces, including augmented reality, a weather station, bubble creating and farm to food stands.
For the rest of the week, pupils took part in science practical activities such as:
- field walks / bug spotting
- physical and chemical changes
- slime making
- using paper aeroplanes to study speed, distance and time.
There was also an opportunity to use virtual reality to look at how science can be taught in virtual environments, with pupils putting together skeletons in an anatomy lesson!
Pupils from year 11 have spent a day at Endeavour 2 Achieve today. A home set up specifically for pupils with a diagnosis of ASD.
Endeavour is an uniquely hireable furnished 4 bedroom holiday let property, set up by a family who have 2 adult sons with autism and learning disabilities who wanted to offer local families more choice.
It provides a natural homely setting in which individuals or a small group can:
- Take a short break
- Use the house for Day opportunity activities to informally review their independent living skills in a non educational setting
- Practice ‘living together’ to check out compatibility before committing to a binding tenancy.
We are really grateful to the team behind Endeavour to Achieve, and look forward to working with them in the future. You can find out more by visiting their website.