22 Mar Science Week
British Science Week at Whitley Academy was an excellent opportunity for our students to look at different career opportunities in Science. WMG provided our students with the opportunity to look at engineering and to begin building their own structures. Students used their own independent research skills to find out how to build the most stable structure.
The University of Warwick provided our triple scientists with some amazing opportunities, Dr Kevin Moffat showed off how we can control our heart rate by listening to sound. While Dr Anne-Marie Broomhall showed our students, her amazing work looking at the sounds of the universe. We also had the opportunity to hear from a Chief Architect at Google about the amazing opportunities that google can offer as well as their work on self-driving cars.
It wasn’t just in science lessons that our students looked at science week. In art our students worked on some amazing pieces of artwork themed around space.
Finally, our students got to take part in a livestream session with Severn Trent, exploring how sewage is treated and linked to our curriculum lessons on the water cycle.
“It was a really insightful experience to see just how much work goes into simple everyday things and also how much science is in the world around us.” – Eve (Year 10)