University of Liverpool – Module Science Day
Once again our Years 7 & 8 most able cohort surpassed all expectations and impressed University of Liverpool delegates.
Students visited the University of Liverpool on 9th March to participate in Science based workshops. Sarah Hanson, a past pupil and the organiser of this event explained that “it was a pleasure to have them, they were a lovely group for our undergraduate chemists and environmental scientists to deliver to; it was their first time working with school students and it was an incredibly positive experience for them as future PGCE student!”
Year 7 students undertook a chemistry based environmental science experiment. They found out where carbon dioxide comes from and how this can affect the planet in different ways. They took part in an interactive workshop that allowed them to demonstrate this process. Mr Atherton, the member of staff supervising commented on how enjoyable the session was for both himself and the students.
Year 8 students spent the morning finding out about the filtration process. According to byjus.com “Filtration is technically defined as the process of separating suspended solid matter from a liquid, by causing the latter to pass through the pores of a membrane, called a filter” In short, students had to take water samples from the River Mersey and put this water through the filtration process, leaving them with crystal clear water. The students were asked on their return if the water was good enough to drink? Maybe not the wisest question to ask as the students explained that it probably wouldn’t be the best idea to drink it as they had to add chlorine and bleach!
Kath Melville, the other member of staff supervising, commented on how much it of a pleasure it was to spend time with the students in another environment, she also commented on how well behaved they were, adding that they “acted as excellent ambassadors for the school”. By taking part in these opportunities, students are not only gaining an insight into University life, these opportunities are also helping to build their confidence.