On Monday 22nd November a team from Southampton University joined us to give us a hint of university life. The team explained to us about the studies, the after-school clubs, activities, the housing and lifestyle in university.
Then we watched a video, where we answered some interesting questions about the University. The video was an introduction and a guide to ‘Southampton University ‘.
Meanwhile, lots of us questioned the team; I suppose we were very interested in going to university. After the introduction and explanation, we took part in different, fun activities that increased our knowledge of the university. We also designed a poster in groups, where we had to choose a course and explain in detail about it to everyone else.
We were given a prospectus with information about all the different courses. The challenge was that we only have 10 minutes to find
the information and produce the poster! All in all we had an amazing time and I’m sure most of us are thinking of going into higher education.
The Noisy Classroom
This is a tutor programme that we have introduced this year looking at different articles discussing and debating the big question of the day. Some of the big questions have been;
- Should teachers be replaced with robots?
- Should every child own a pet?
- Should dangerous sports be banned?
The idea behind the new initiative is preparing students for higher education, where a lot of learning is taken place through small seminar groups, discussing and listening to opinions of others.