Monday, 26 November 2012
Last Thursday Year 5 pupils at Westfield Primary School in Woking were challenged to think about food from a different perspective. They became packaging detectives, analysing and comparing the fat, sugar and salt content of various foods; they thought about planning a meal within a tight budget and how cost might impact our shopping habits; and they had fun making flapjack to take home at the end of the day. SATRO's workshop supports the healthy eating curriculum and gives the pupils the opportunity to understand about the digestive system and how important a balanced diet is for our well-being. The pupils were all thoroughly engaged during the morning's activities and commented that they had learnt lots of new facts.
Friday, 23 November 2012
It was fast, frenetic and enormous fun with the students commenting afterwards, “ I was astonished by how many different jobs there are available today” and “How many career options are open to me. You don’t need to go to university there are lots of other ways to get jobs”. Additionally many of the students commented that, “ I should research more on different professions as there are lots of interesting jobs out there and including lots that I have never even heard of!”
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Jeremy Owen and SATRO volunteers, Gary Hedges and Jude Edwardes, are working with 72 Year 8 students from a number of schools. Hosted by Sir William Perkins School in Chertsey, the students are learning about basic engineering and design and building their own structures - which are then tested with heavy weights. Two engineers from the Costains team, working on the new bridge over the Thames at Walton, are also visiting. This is a great opportunity for the students to hear about a real engineering project.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Tension is building for the announcement of the Winners at tonight’s Spelthorne and Runnymede Education Business Awards.
Satro has been supporting these awards for many years and we’re delighted to be involved again this year. Schools and Colleges from across Spelthorne and Runnymede Boroughs have submitted entries for consideration for the Awards. Categories include:
- Most innovative link between school/college and business at Primary, Secondary and Key Stage 5 level
- Overall Champions Cup
- Best Presentation
- Winning Display Stand
The projects entered are fantastic – small and large – and really demonstrate the huge benefit to both businesses and schools/colleges in working in partnership. Good luck to all participants!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
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Friday, 16 November 2012
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Numeracy Day – Lingfield Park Racecourse
45 students from Weydon, Reigate and Oakwood Schools were busy yesterday at Lingfield Park, seeing how maths is used in the real world. In this case, a racecourse on a raceday. Ex-jockey Olly McPhail is showing them the weighing room, parade ring and jumps. And entertaining them with stories from when he raced.
Friday, 9 November 2012
A variety of exciting primary science workshops were held at St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School in Woking on 6th November. Delivered by SATRO's expert volunteers, 180 pupils took part in the workshops investigating Forces through activities on Pulleys, Friction and Structures. The afternoon session saw two classes vying for victory in the land yacht competition, with the winning yacht travelling some 15 metres across the hall.
Great fun, great learning.