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Year 2 enhance learning on Materials with Techniquest Glyndwr visit

Year 2 enhance learning on Materials with Techniquest Glyndwr visit

Preparatory School pupils visited a prominent North Wales university as part of their termly topic on materials.

The Year 2 class at Rydal Penrhos took a trip to Techniquest Glyndwr in Wrexham, which is located on the grounds of the town’s university, on Tuesday, January 16.

Gaynor Davies, Head of Pre-Prep at Rydal Penrhos, said: “We discovered that you can make a weatherproof (and pleasingly bouncy) floor for a science garden out of recycled car tyres; that if you rub the side of a metal bowl full of water, the vibrations will make a siren noise and that if you only have one inflated balloon holding up a raw egg ‘parachute’, it doesn’t end well for the egg.

“We also learned that if we hold hands with each other, a giant battery and a huge light bulb, we can form a replica of the Blackpool Illuminations – just don’t let go of each other or the room is plunged into darkness.

“All-in-all, we had a great day.”

Led by their Techniquest tutor, the pupils took part in a wide range of activities throughout the day, which were designed to enhance the group’s knowledge of the subject, which will aid them during classroom sessions.

This is one of many educational visits taken by the prep school throughout the academic year, which sees them embark on learning outside of a normal environment as venues such as the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Piggery Pottery and Bodelwyddan Castle.

You can view a full gallery of images from the trip here

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