On Tuesday 5th February, nearly 50 students in Y10 participated in a STEM masterclass with students from The University of Reading. With the support Study Higher, we were gifted this opportunity for students to try out a range of STEM activities that related directly to jobs within those industries. The day gave students an opportunity to work in different groups and to consider ways in which their current GCSE links to study at degree level and beyond.
Students were given different codes to decipher a hidden message to begin before they covered psychology and perceptions, looking at how things could be perceived differently visually, be it by being under different shades of light, (they used the well known picture where the dress looks gold and white or black and purple, and other examples) or sound. This included Josh D, Henry W and Chloe B participating against each other on a brain game (reading out the colours of the words rather than the actual words).