A choice of exciting Masterclasses has been keeping ORA students at University College preoccupied today, as they test their detective skills and work hard to build their own fan-powered cars.
Those with a keen set of investigating skills jumped at the chance to join the CSI Masterclass. Quickly putting on their protective masks, gloves and hazmat suits, pupils keenly awaited permission to inspect the scene of the crime.
Blood stains and murder weapons lay beyond the tempting yellow tape, inviting CSI agents to use their wits to discover who committed the crime. Provided with a selection of high-tech equipment to aid them, groups of students began collecting their evidence. Dusting for prints, bagging evidence and collecting witness statements ensured that no stone was left unturned in the time-sensitive search for the criminal.
Assisted by cutting-edge software to construct facial composites, as well as briefcases crammed with identification tools, students thoroughly analysed their evidence until they could finally determine whodunnit!
Fan-powered Cars Masterclass
Students with a keen interest in engineering and construction opted instead for the Fan-powered Cars Masterclass. Given a kit containing everything they needed to construct fan-powered vehicles, pupils were keen to get started.
After a quick brief and an instructional demonstration, students got to work at building their eccentric and unique variants of fan-powered cars. Practical precision and careful reading of the instructions ensured success for our engineers, who spent the class delicately attaching each piece of the vehicles together.
Once finished, it was time to test the cars. Using the floor as the racetrack, students set their cars off and watched them zoom across the room, with triumphant smiles showing the pride each pupil felt due to the success of their creations.
ORA students at University have already become fully immersed in the classes and lessons on offer to them, proving their educational potential and interest. Check back on the blogs soon to see what else they get up to.