Science made fun at adventure centre

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SCIENCE played a big part in an adventure weekend embarked upon by five pupils of Charles Read Academy, in Corby Glen.

They recently attended an Aimhigher Forensic Adventure Weekend at the PGL centre at Caythorpe Court, which mixed outdoor activities with science workshops and also allowed them to mix with students from other schools.

The weekend was aimed at building a range of skills such as problem solving and team building within a scientific context.

Aleah Martin, Sophie Davis, Niall Alvey, Robert Atter and Tom Hoyes were the students involved.

Aleah said the weekend was ‘an incredible experience’.

She added: “One of our activities involved being blindfolded and led through a senses trail.

“Afterwards we had some food and played games like fox and hounds.

“The next day we tried different activities like archery and vertical challenge.

“We were also split into six groups to solve a murder and the best team won medals.

“We had more activities on the Sunday and, all too soon, it was time to say goodbye to all our new friends.”

Aimhigher co-ordinator Lianna Horlock said: “The students from Charles Read Academy who attended the forensic science weekend were outstanding ambassadors for the school.

“Through their keenness to get involved they were great role models and motivated others.”