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Personal Development Gallery

Our school is committed to providing enriching experiences for our students. Here are some of the examples of experiences we have provided for our children recently.

 

Cambridge University Visit

Our Year 5 POW ambassadors visited Cambridge University for a day trip. We visited King’s college and experienced life on campus. We also met Carole Haswell, a British astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. She showed us around the astrophysics department and we even were able to view some of telescopes on site. The staff onsite were blown away by the children’s eagerness and amazing questions.

 

Nissan

We have close links to the Nissan plant in Sunderland. Over the last few years, we have entered competitions to create our own locomotives and competed with other schools across the city. We also take part in the VEX initiative and currently our year 1 are using the coding technology to support with their learning in computing. Finally, our Year 6 children have visited Nissan’s SAMSII workshops to learn more about sustainability and how we are working to become more eco-friendly.

 

Engineering

As engineering is a significant career in our area, we ensure that our children are introduced to a range of different engineering experiences, through clubs, zoom calls and in school workshops. Our KS2 pupils have recently worked with the Locomotive Museum to complete and enter a Meccano engineering competition and our KS1 pupils are currently creating their own vehicles in Engineering club.