Schools and Colleges

Primary

Year 5

For more information on any of these events, please contact n.daprato@surrey.ac.uk

Balloon Race cars: An Introduction to Engineering

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term engineering? What is an engineer? This interactive and fun workshop provides such answers, offering an introduction into engineering and how it has an impact on the world around us. During the course of the session, pupils will apply their creative, imaginative and engineering skills into making their own race car powered by air before putting it to the test through the runway challenge.

Through this workshop, students will learn:

• The meaning of the term engineering.
• The roles and responsibilities that an engineer possesses.
• How to construct an aerodynamic vehicle.

Advised total number of students is 30 with the workshop running for approximately 60 – 90 minutes and can be delivered on campus or at your school. Transport costs covered.

Archaeology is rubbish!

Archaeology is Rubbish! Well not entirely, archaeology is a fascinating study of human history through the examination of sites and the analysis of physical remains. But it is made up mainly of studying rubbish! Throughout the session your students will explore what archaeology is and will be tasked with finding the individuals behind the rubbish. Can they deduce who created this rubbish and tell us anything about their life? After developing these skills students will have the opportunity to experience Surrey’s past by getting hands on with real artefact's. This session can be delivered in school or on campus.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Students to develop skills thinking analytically and creating arguments
2. Students to gain an understanding of what archaeology is
Advised total number of students is 30 with the workshop running approximately 90 minutes and can be delivered on campus or at your school. Transport costs covered.

Please contact n.daprato@surrey.ac.uk for more information.

Year 6

For more information on any of these events, please contact n.daprato@surrey.ac.uk

Brilliance Box Project Celebration Event Sign Up

During this project, students will learn all about university and will complete a small research project, based on some of the exciting scientific research that goes on at university.

The aim of the project is to increase students’ subject knowledge and enthusiasm about science, as well as to encourage them to start thinking about the educational and career pathways science could lead them to.

The ‘Brilliance Box Project’ will conclude with a celebration event at the University of Surrey on Saturday 18th March 2017, which both pupils and parents/carers are invited to attend.

There are a total of 120 spaces available at the celebration event, meaning that each child will be entitled to two tickets - one for themselves and one for a parent/carer. If you would like to book tickets, please fill out our booking form.

The final date you can do this is Sunday 5th March 2017.

Roald Dahl Drama Workshop

With the helping hand of Guildford School of Acting (GSA), students will delve into their imaginations, be creative with the plots and transform into some of the world famous characters!

Learning outcomes:

Enhanced speaking and listening skills.

Increased confidence and team building skills.

Advised total number of students is 30 with the workshop running approximately 2.5 hours. This event runs on campus only. Transport costs covered.

The Splendiferous World of Roald Dahl

In celebration of the gloriumptious author, Roald Dahl, we have two jumpsquiffling literacy workshops that allow students to discover some of his best loved stories: The BFG & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Both workshops will introduce students to the descriptive language used by Roald Dahl to create his well-loved characters including the use of similes and onomatopoeias.  The workshops are aimed at tapping into student’s imagination and creative thinking through group discussions and interactive tasks! The students will finish the workshop creating a character of their own by using descriptive language and words from Gobblefunk (Roald Dahl’s own language!).

Painting with electricity

Electricity is a necessity in the modern world; it powers our homes, computers, our communities and even cars. We are all familiar with these uses but have you ever used electricity as an art form? Now you can with this creative and crafty workshop in which students can use paint to conduct electricity within their artwork.

Through this workshop, students will:

• Learn about the scientific theory of electricity
• Build and design electric circuits
• Use paint to conduct electricity on a greetings card

Advised total number of students is 30 with the workshop running approximately 2.5 hours and can be delivered on campus or at your school. Transport costs covered.

Science of the Senses

This hands on and practical event can be delivered in school and aims to take a look at the science behind the senses. Students will explore their various senses through miniature experiments as they move between the sense tables.  Are our eyes deceiving us? Can you make a chemical reaction in your mouth? And are you able to recreate the sound of laser guns? Lead by our current students this event gets students up close to the science of their senses.

Learning outcomes of the day:

1. Students to gain a deeper understanding of biosciences
2. Students to develop knowledge in relation to their senses and the science behind these
3. To inspire students to enjoy studying science

Advised total number of students is 30 with the workshop running approximately 2.5 hours and can be delivered on campus or at your school. Transport costs covered.

Primary Fair October 2015

Images from Engineering Zone, Health Zone, Languages Zone, "What is Uni?" Zone, Sports Science Zone and Food Zone.

HE Awareness Raising Events

Explore University Life (Literacy focus)

This activity will begin with a general introduction into what is university. Following this, students will explore the differences between university and school and become more familiar with vocabulary that is used within Higher Education. Students will explore the range of courses available within Higher Education through fun interactive sessions. Students will use the knowledge that they have acquired in order to produce a written record.  An optional session is available, focusing on pupils taking part in a drama workshop relating to common emotions that are often felt about moving from Primary to Secondary School.