Aims of the project
The aims of the project are:
To inspire young pupils to become interested and curious in the sciences; to give young pupils exposure to working with 'real-life' experiments and science based problems.
Willingness of both schools to become involved with the project.
Pupils from St Gregory's who will benefit from this project. Students from Cheltenham College who are now also involved in after-school afternoon activities with the pupils from St Gregory's.
Background and goals
The Head of Science at Cheltenham College was approached by Head of Science from St Gregory's.
Mutual discussion between two Heads of Science.
4 years now.
Equipment and materils needed for workshops.
School facilities are used as are both teaching and non teaching staff.
2 College staff per afternoon with 2 workshops taking place.
There is no financial contribution.
College teaching staff run the afternoon workshop sessions but there are plans afoot to involve College Sixth Form students in the delivery of workshops. College students visit St Gregory's every Wednesday afternoon after-school activities.
Pupils are 17 and are of both genders.
Frequency and duration
The activity is on-going.
The science workshops take place twice termly and the students helping with afternoon after-school activities is weekly.
The activity will continue indefinitely.