Reward Trip to the School of Biological Sciences

On 2/11/18 a group of ks3/4 students visited the University of Reading. At Northern House School Wokingham we encourage our students to participate in extra curriculum activities outside of the classroom and give them an opportunity to develop new interests, and deepen their social and intellectual growth. It was really fun to make slime in one of the undergraduate laboratories. Alison Hall praised our students for their great lab skills and excellent behaviour. After the practical session, we took part in a scavenger hunt at The Museum of Zoology.

  • Do you know what kind of animal a "Unicorn horn" belongs to?
  • Have you seen the largest spider that ever lived?
  • Can you work out which bones and skulls belong to which mammals?

The Cole Museum of Zoology is full of excitement and learning for children of all ages. All displays and specific materials have been created to support the National Curriculum with a particular focus on Zoology.

Learning what do scientists do? was the last activity planned for the day. It was done in a lecture hall and included a short discussion about different careers in science and mix/ match activity.

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result was the message we got.

Just seeing the smiles on our student’s faces was good enough as evidence of learning objectives achieved!