Whilst ORA students at St Peter’s College have been working hard in lessons, they have also been taking part in exciting hands-on Masterclasses this week.
A consistent favourite for students at ORA is the Zoolab Masterclass, where pupils are given the chance to hold and learn about a selection of rainforest animals.
From giant snails and snakes to frogs, tarantulas and rats, the class exposed students to rare opportunities to handle creatures from all over the world. Though some were less keen to get up close and personal with the slippery snail, they still enjoyed taking photos of their friends handling the shelled gastropod and hearing about its natural habitat.
Despite some appearing squeamish initially, it was great to see everyone have a go at handling an animal and inquiring about their habitats and diets. The Masterclass was extremely informative and gave students the chance to learn more about the challenges facing the rainforest and its incredible creatures.
Chaos Coding Masterclass
Our technological students opted for a Chaos Coding Masterclass this week, choosing to learn all about coding languages and how to program games.
Some pupils had previous experience of creating computer games, but even those who had never coded before quickly picked up the skills required. The process was a technical one, as students attempted to edit and reorganise their coding to make an effective game.
They got there in the end and watching everyone play their successfully programmed games was extremely rewarding.
There are lots more classes in store this week, as well as punting and exciting excursions to London, so check back soon to see how ORA pupils at SPC get on.