Our campus days are designed in collaboration with the Chemistry Department, Engineering Department and Warwick Arts Centre and aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils from schools in Coventry and Warwickshire.This is a great way for your pupils to discover what a university is. With our friendly Warwick student volunteers they learn what the main buildings on campus are and what they are used for. They can ask any questions they have about university and get to hear what life as a student is like at Warwick. Our campus days can easily be linked to your school curriculum as the pupils learn about how materials change states in Chemistry, Art and Engineering and explore the wildlife on our campus.
Warwick Bright Stars offer two campus days. For more details about each types of event and dates please see below.
Science Campus Day
Our Science Campus Day focuses on change of states in materials, habitats and take the children on a mini-beasts/wildlife hunt around campus. It has been designed in collaboration with Nick Barker, Senior Teaching Fellow at Warwick Chemistry Department and by Charlotte Rich, PhD student at Warwick Life Sciences Department.
The pupils after some refreshments attend Nick's explosive chemistry show and learn about reversible and irreversible changes, states of matter and how chemistry is used in everyday life.
In the afternoon, the children walk our Habitat Treasure trail learning about the different types of plants and wildlife on campus, what they need to live and grow and how they adapt to their environment.
Art and Engineering Campus Day
Our Art and Engineering Campus Day focuses on how materials are used for specific purposes in Engineering, Architecture and Art. The children look at plants and habitats around campus and reflect on their design. This event has been designed in collaboration with Margaret Low, Principal Teaching Fellow at the Warwick Engineering Department and with Carly Mee, Education Officer at the Warwick Arts Centre.
The pupils after some refreshments visit the Engineering department and use the impressive egg launch machine to test the properties of various materials. They learn about gravity and velocity and how these principles are important to engineers and architects.
In the afternoon, the children walk our Sculpture and Art Treasure trail learning about the different work of art and materials used on our campus They reflect on how artists use nature, light and materials and create their own nature sculpture.
Our campus days run from 10.30am till 3pm
Wednesday 30th November 2016 Warwick Arts and Engineering Campus Day
Thursday 8th December 2016 Warwick Science Campus Day
Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th February 2017 Warwick Science Campus Day
Wednesday 15th December 2017 Warwick Arts and Engineering Campus Day
Wednesday 26th April 2017 Warwick Science Campus Day
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Warwick Arts and Engineering Campus Day
If you are interested in taking part, please fill in the sign up form here.
For more information about the programme please contact Marie Diebolt, programme manager at M dot L dot Diebolt at warwick dot ac dot uk