Following the success of last year, Wellington College celebrated its second annual Science Week from February 28-March 4, which links to the science and engineering week in the United Kingdom. Wellington science teachers organized a vast variety of activities for the pupils, from extracting their own DNA in order to create wearable jewelry, frog and worm dissections, to witnessing a liquid nitrogen show where a banana was turned into a hammer!
During Science Week, Wellington College was proud to open its latest classroom addition - the Data Logging Centre. This exciting new science laboratory contains the newest and most precise equipment available, which enables the collection of scientific data in real-time, through the use of wireless linked sensors to mobile computer systems. The ability to record data on a mobile computer pad will allow pupils to design and create experiments both inside and outside the classroom. Furthermore, it will support cross-curriculum projects between subjects such as geography, PE and technology.
Pupils spend a huge amount of time studying science - between three to six hours a week - every year they are at school. An education in science provides a plethora of knowledge and skills vital for the 21st century, and the global market. We believe in the holistic approach to education, where pupils not only achieve academic success in discrete exam based subjects, but also develop into well rounded global citizens ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The study of science aims to enable all pupils to achieve, succeed and thrive in an invigorating and challenging environment. This approach produces pupils with the toolkit to succeed not only in scientific fields, but in all walks of life. Science Week is a celebration of this and what we can achieve when we put our minds to it.