The students studying at St Mary’s Ascot got involved in fantastic interactive workshops yesterday. First students gathered to welcome a fully costumed Victorian School teacher, who wasted no time to get all the students into traditional Victorian era uniforms. Students learnt about the regimented and strict regime that was Victorian schooling, including learning about corporal punishments, reciting times tables and ‘dunce’ hats. As such a stark contrast to today’s standards, the students were gripped by the stories and differences to school as they now know it.
Following this, the students entered the ‘Space-Dome’, to learn all about time, the universe and forces. These inflatable planetariums provide an excellent 360-degree display of the solar system and beyond. The students were greatly inspired by the wonders of astronomy, before being taught about the most fundamental force, gravity. The teacher explained Isaac Newton’s famous apple story and provided a basic understanding of gravities role in our solar system.
After such a fun day of learning, the students moved on to decorating mugs that they will be able to bring home with them, before being led out for various counsellor led games and sports in the stunning St Mary’s grounds. The students are really excited for their big graduation party tomorrow night, more updates to follow.