Nearly 500 primary school children were invited to taste a ‘peace’ of secondary school action when they visited Avonbourne Trust in Bournemouth.
The Year 5 youngsters from Pokesdown, Bethany, St Mark’s, Winton and Stourfield schools were attending a special STEM (science, technology, English and maths) event hosted by Avonbourne and Harewood colleges.
And this year the event was based on the theme of Nobel winners.
Avonbourne Trust CEO, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “It was wonderful to welcome so many primary children to our colleges and introduce them to what life is like at secondary school.
“We place great emphasis on the core STEM subjects but what this event showed the younger children is we do so in a way that inspires their intellectual curiosity and wonder.”
The primary school pupils attended a series of workshops across both colleges in Science, English, Maths and Technology.
Every challenge they were set was based on the theme of the various Nobel prizes, including peace, literature and water.
In English they were tasked with writing a poem about a previous Nobel peace or literature winner, in science they purified dirty water and in technology they made dove-shaped biscuits.
For maths they made origami peace doves using different shapes. The children also had to work out the perimeters and areas of each shape involved.
After all their hard work, the children attended a special awards ceremony and given prizes by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and his wife Elaine.
Mayor Cllr Williams, said: “Our visit to Avonbourne Trust was absolutely fantastic; the pupils made us feel really welcome, it was a lovely experience. We can’t wait to be invited back!
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