Rochdale Sixth Form College runs successful scientific summer school
Date published: 06 August 2012
Rochdale Sixth Form College recently ran their second consecutive summer school, attracting science students who are keen to follow a career path in competitive fields such as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.
The summer school ran from the 23 to 27 July and attracted 100 of the boroughs brightest young science students. This year’s program, “Creative Science Unleashed”, not only stimulated curiosity within the laboratory but took learned scientific principles out of the laboratory and into the drama and music studios, the arts and ICT suites.
Tom Fay, Science Teacher at Rochdale Sixth Form College, comments: “We were absolutely delighted at how popular the summer school was. It really demonstrates the students’ commitment and eagerness to learn and excel in the field of Science which is very pleasing to see.
"The week was action packed with activities to really challenge the students and develop their passion for Science and its applications in the real world.
"Activities included exotic pet handling, explosive chemistry, dissections and even a trip to Chester Zoo which not only was interesting, but also a lot of fun.”
Year 12 Oulder Hill Primary School pupil Kasim Ali comments: “This week has been really invaluable, and we learnt so much – I just wish it could have been longer.
"I would definitely recommend this programme to other pupils wanting more of an insight into learning sciences at A Level, and it’s also a great way to get a taster of college life.”
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