Primary Maths Campus Visit 30th March 2017
by Site Admin on Monday 24 April 2017
Twenty two pupils from Porth County’s six feeder primary schools visited University of South Wales, Treforest Campus on 30th March. This was for the first session of the Primary Maths programme. Working alongside students from Cardiff University the young people worked on more challenging maths problems than they currently experience in Year 6. They also worked on a GCSE Maths question. They were all surprised that they were able to answer it!
As well as the maths workshop, the children had a tour of the campus led by student ambassador Emily Williams. They sat in a lecture theatre and visited key areas of the campus like the library, sports centre and Student Union. They also spent some time with the Aerospace Engineering staff who demonstrated the aeroplanes to them.
This was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of STEM subjects to children who are approaching their first major educational transition, from primary to secondary school.