Education News | Year 5 pupils visit Winton for STEM Day | Andover & VillagesThe 18th and 19th of June this year saw record numbers of year 5 pupils arriving for the annual STEM days at Winton Community Academy.

It was a mark of the academy’s on-going success that 357 pupils attended from all eight feeder schools. On Monday we were joined by Pilgrim’s Cross, Endeavour, Knight’s Enham and Roman Way and on Tuesday we welcomed Smannell, Anton, Vigo and Andover C of E.

The pupils were treated to a variety of exciting activities and got to experience life at Winton by working with the equipment in the science, technology and catering labs. They were set a series of tasks and challenges around the school, all following the main theme for the day of heating and cooling.

Activities included wax painting, hot air balloon making, chocolate sculpture, hot and cold science reactions and a particularly fiendish maths whodunit puzzle. Some of the pupils made burgers and others bread rolls and these were eagerly devoured on the BBQ at lunchtime. The afternoon saw the launch of the balloons and although the weather wasn’t particularly conducive to high flying we all very much enjoyed the one that burst into a fireball!

All year five pupils were returned safely to schools and our student helpers on the day were magnificent, as always!

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