Year 7 and Year 8 pupils visit the British Science Festival at Swansea University
50 pupils took part in visit to the British Science Festival hosted at Swansea University during the first week of term. They had an explosive start to the day at the Science of Fireworks lecture at the Taliesin Theatre. Sitting in the front few rows they certainly felt, saw and heard the full impact of the lecture!
The second half of the day was spent at the Active Classroom being built at the new Bay Campus site. The classroom being built by SPECIFIC, a research and Development company attached to Swansea University showcases the sustainable technologies it is hoped will be seen in classrooms not just in the UK but around the world in the years to come. Our pupils were invited to contribute to the classroom by collecting and planting seeds for the Living Wall of the classroom. Swansea University’s Biodiversity Officer took the pupils out onto the nearby Crumlin Burrows to explain the importance of maintaining the local landscape and helped them to select the correct seeds for the Living Wall.