Following a successful Open Evening at Newquay Tretherras, the Youth University Sessions began this weekend. 112 students and their families attended the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Session known as STEM.
Newquay Tretherras recently became a STEM Centre of Excellence, championing the associated subjects, allowing them to be delivered in ways that are best linked and supported by national industry partnerships.
Analytical skills were required by budding scientists to solve murder mysteries in forensic science workshops and engineering ingenuity was used by pupils in an egg parachute challenge!
Skilled and industrious young learners constructed mobile phone holders in Design Technology, whilst delicious cakes were made in Food Technology.
Maths students used their problem solving skills to get to the bottom of logic puzzles and decoded a Maths trail around the school.
Tristan White, Director of Transition at Tretherras commented, “It is wonderful to see such an enthusiastic start to the Youth University Sessions with Parents and Pupils really enjoying learning together. We have had a fantastic attendance from all local primary schools and we look forward to seeing them again in our other Youth University sessions.”
The next Youth University Session, on Saturday 26th September, will focus on the Creative Arts and giving young learners the opportunity try Drama, Music, Dance, Art and Digital Animation workshops. The final Youth University Session is on 3rd October and will be all about Sport.