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Graduation Day!

Year 6 had a fantastic ‘Graduation Day’ to round off a wonderful week working with IntoUniversity.

The children had a tour around Northumbria University’s futuristic City Centre campus before putting on their mortar boards and gowns.

Dozens of families were there to celebrate with them and listen to their presentations about famous engineers: Brunel who designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge; Eva Lovelace whose calculations helped inspire the 1st computers; Mae Jemison the 1st African American woman in space and American Yuan-Cheng Fung, the founder of biomechanics.

The children had a life-enhancing week and gained bucket loads of confidence and new skills.  Well done year 6!

University Challenge

Year 6 spent a fantastic morning thinking about their ideal university course and where they might study when they are older. The children looked through dozens of prospectuses from sites across the UK to get a feel for the 52,000 different subjects that are now available to be studied in Higher Education. They discussed the… Continue Reading

Year 6 Science Trip

Year 6 spent a wonderful day exploring the Centre for life. The children, who went as part of the IntoUniversity project, looked at different aspects of science, in particular Space. They had the opportunity to visit the Planetarium as well as look at how the human brain functions. The scheme, sponsored by Newcastle and Northumbria… Continue Reading

Building Bridges

Year 6 had an interesting day building bridges and creating impressive displays about some of the World’s greatest engineers. Pupils spent the morning, as part of the school’s partnership with Intouniversity, learning about different types of bridges and looking at those that span the Tyne. They then used recycling to create their own structures and… Continue Reading

Year 6 Start University Challenge

Year 6 had a fantastic 1st day as part of a week-long project with IntoUniversity Newcastle East. The scheme – in partnership with Newcastle University and Northumbria University – is designed to give children a glimpse into life at Further Education.  Year 6 are following an engineering syllabus this week, which includes a trip to… Continue Reading

Y6 anatomy class

Year 6 had a great time taking apart and putting together human bodies! For those of a weak disposition it should be noted Year 6 used ‘squishy models’ that required the use of tweezers and forceps to be successful. The children were able to see accurately the position of the internal organs and how the… Continue Reading