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High Achievers Attend Science Enrichment Programme

08 June 2017

Connected Schools Leadership Teams work together to improve outcomes for all students in the Connected Schools community. A small group of Year 5 students recently travelled to Endeavour College to join together with representatives from the three other Connected Schools for an enrichment programme targeted to high achievers.

This is what three of our students had to say:

“The whole day was about flight... Mr. Marcus got us to make paper helicopters. We tried to see if they could fly, then we got to time them to see how long it took for them to land… Miss Grey got us to make tumble wing gliders. We tested them to see if they could turn in the air and it worked. Miss Grey got tea bags and then she opened them up and set them on fire, it soon went up into the air and all us kids were amazed. My favourite part of the day was when we got to make our own paper planes. It was so much fun!” By Chelsea Tape McGlashan

“…We did these mini experiments that used different things like balloons, straws, empty cans, and lots of other things. One of the experiments was putting a ping-pong ball in a funnel, and we had to blow through the funnel and see what the ping-pong ball would do. For each experiment, we would write a prediction of what we thought would happen, and then we would do the activity and write what happened. My favourite part of the day was designing new paper planes… I found the day really fun, and I would love to do the whole thing again.”  By Gracie Oborn

 “The Endeavour science program was an experience never ventured before… I felt at home with the students who were attending the program and (also) the students from Endeavour. The teachers encouraged us to be creative and they were informative yet so kind at the program.” Eli Nguyen