On Monday 11th March, Shiroma Silva from the BBC came to work with pupils, staff and governors at The Mendip School. Ms Silva works on the BBC’s ‘Click‘ program, which looks at new developments in technology. She wanted to find out how we are using virtual reality to support our pupils with overcoming anxiety and preparation for adulthood.
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!
The Fabulous Bullzini family spent two days with pupils from The Mendip School to help them complete a tightrope walking workshop. Pupils from all classes in the school took part and everyone had a lot of fun. It was great to see all pupils supporting each other and cheering each other on. Below are some photos of the activities.
Thankyou to the Bullzini Family for supporting our children. If you would like to find out more about them, click on their webpage link here.