Last week, Year 7 students from Axe Valley Community College visited EMS for a maths and physics enrichment day! Below is a write up, published in their school newsletter:
On Wednesday 21st Year 7 ASPIRE students took part in a Maths and Physics day at Exeter University and Exeter Maths School. The day started with a tour to give the students a feel for University life. They took a walk around the campus with Student Ambassadors Rebecca and Kevin seeing the different facilities on offer to students. The rest of the day was spent at Exeter Maths School where the students programmed robots and looked at the physics behind wind turbines before being treated to some fun physics experiments, leaping ball bearing chains, pulley system science and the favourite of many, the flying pen. After a beautiful lunch, once again the students’ brains were put to the test, as they teamed up for maths quizzes around the classrooms supported by the EMS students and Year 12 High Attainer Mentors from Axe Valley.
Comments after the trip were all very positive, Ben Croxall’s best part of the day was the science experiments and Daniel Rowe enjoyed the programming workshop and the opportunity to experience University life on a campus. Jessica Pagano said, “I liked the interesting facts, puzzles and general knowledge, I learnt a lot and I had a great time!”