This week 22 of our year 10 and 11 students spent an evening at the University of Birmingham (@unibirmingham) for the Faraday Institutes (@FaradayInst) evening on “An electric future”. We enjoyed a lecture on battery science by Dr Driscoll (@EHDriscoll) including dramatic demonstrations and even a cameo with two of our students volunteering to show how a battery charges and discharges using Jenga.
The boys then enjoyed a variety of stalls from Universities including The University of Birmingham, Warwick, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Swansea. Companies also included Discover Materials, WMG, UKBIC. Students were able to experience driving a (simulation of) a Formula 1 car, build their own batteries, learn about recycling batteries and how properties of materials can be manipulated with hands on activities.
We are incredibly proud of these students Self-Motivation at this event as they were active participants in the lecture both volunteering to help with demonstrations and answered lots of questions with well thought out Valuable Contributions. Well done to all students who took part in this event and a huge thank you to the organisers for this fantastic opportunity.