Science Week at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire blasted off in style with pupils from Year 1 and Year 2 becoming virtual space astronauts for a day.

Pupils split into working groups to workshop the types of experiments and activities an astronaut might perform in space. The children were then encouraged to share their ideas by presenting them to the other groups, providing details of the experiments and the results they hoped would be achieved. Pupils also learned about the history of space travel, planets, and the solar system.

Virtual Reality Headsets Ready – 3, 2, 1, Blast off!

Finally, the children blasted off into space, courtesy of fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. All pupils blasted off simultaneously and piloted their own research vessel around planets and moons. The VR experience helped boost learning as well as amplifying imagination and interest.

STEM at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire

Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire gives all pupils the opportunity to participate in a wide range of STEM projects and related after school clubs. Our objective is to ensure Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths is fun, inspiring, and engaging. As a result, pupils will apply skills and knowledge to science, design, technology, mathematics, and digital technology in creative and innovative ways.

STEM education is a term used that teaches the academic foundations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and the interconnected nature of these subjects. Science, design and technology play an increasing role in all our lives. Therefore, it is important for children to learn STEM principles, knowledge, and skills from an early age.

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More information about Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire, our curriculum, and admissions can be obtained by contacting the school office. New parents are also welcome to visit the school, by appointment only, subject to social distancing restrictions.