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Extended Schools: Science and Engineering Clubs - Newquay

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Summary

Newly-appointed head of science Gemma Beacon visits an excellent science and engineering Club with a view to setting one up herself.

The Newquay Tretherras School in Cornwall has one remarkable feature, a giant geodesic dome built in the middle of the grounds which acts as a central concept that all the activities of the science and engineering club revolve around.

Gemma identifies ten key concepts that could help in setting up a science and engineering club in accordance with best practice. She discovers that flexibility is as important as planning, and that incorporating ideas from students has led to the club's success.

Published : May 2008

15 mins

Subjects

Secondary Engineering

Secondary Science

Whole School Issues

Secondary Every Child Matters

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