A total of 50 pupils from primary schools attended this year’s Summer School organised by Sevenoaks School in the final week of the holidays. The high-achieving pupils were selected by their schools for their aptitude in Mathematics and Science.
The Summer School is now in its eighth year and proved as popular as ever. Pupils were guided by teachers from Sevenoaks School, Chevening and Sevenoaks Primary who were assisted by five Sixth Form students. They were able to use Science equipment they wouldn’t normally have access to in their own schools.
The theme of the course was the Olympics, and the budding scientists spent each day investigating amongst other things: how heart rates increase with exercise; how muscles, bones and tendons work together as athletes run; how Olympic races are timed to the split second and how different sports clothing affects athletes’ performance. In addition they learned about how the ancient Games differ from the modern Olympics and Paralympics.
Friday 2 September 2011
by Charlotte Hails