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Stradbroke students take studies to a higher level




Stradbroke High School students: Felix Atkinson, Emily Goddard, Rachel Hall, James Graham. Picture submitted
Stradbroke High School students: Felix Atkinson, Emily Goddard, Rachel Hall, James Graham. Picture submitted

Four Stradbroke High School pupils are taking their studies to a higher level in masterclasses run in association with the Royal Institution.

The series of six workshops in computing and engineering at Ipswich High School are led by experts from industry, academia and education and are being attended by Year 9 pupils Felix Atkinson, Emily Goddard, Rachel Hall and James Graham.

They have been selected for their interest and potential to excel during the classes, said Stradbroke head of history Stephanie Moss.

The classes give students the chance to combine in-depth studies and hands-on exploration. They go beyond the school curriculum and bring maths, engineering and computer science to life in topics such as art, sculpture, design, medicine and cryptography.

Speaking after the Stradbroke pupils attended their first session, Emily said: “I’m looking forward to the next masterclass – we’re going to operate and program drones and it’s a great opportunity.”

James said: “This is a rare opportunity to explore computing.

“We used an android device to control a robot and this allowed me to develop a greater understanding of how robots are used in space.”

Rachel said she enjoyed the challenge of the competition against other schools.

At the final session, there will be a prize-giving and all students will receive certificates for taking part.



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