On Tuesday 6th June, the College welcomed 53 pupils from Pinewood Prep School for an inspirational series of STEM workshops. These included a scratch coding challenge to produce animations, stories and games, an astronomy experience at the College’s Blackett Observatory, and a chocolate-welding and catapult design and manufacturing task, both in the College’s Beko Innovation Centre. In the middle of the day, the pupils also climbed the 4,000 year old Neolithic Mound at the heart of the College campus.
All the pupils engaged brilliantly with the thematic focus on movement during each session, demonstrating a very high degree of ambition, creativity and collaboration. At the end of the day, prizes were awarded to the pupils and groups whose work most clearly demonstrated these qualities.
Tim Knapp, Deputy Head at Pinewood Prep, reflected on the day: “First of all, we would like to thank Marlborough College for making us feel so welcome and for laying on such an enriching and entertaining programme. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves and undoubtedly learnt a lot around their various activities. It really was an experience our children will remember.”
Dan Clark, Deputy Head (Academic) at Marlborough, noted: “The learning attitude of pupils from Pinewood was outstanding and they clearly come from a school culture of learning and ambition. The College is proud to share the expertise of our teaching staff who put together such an enriching programme, and the benefits of our outstanding facilities.”