SCIENCE AND STORIES
21 July - 3 August 2019
Join us for two weeks of creativity as you learn to be a master storyteller and then try your hand at inventions, experiments and problem solving. This unique course has English and Science as its core, giving our students breadth of learning across the programme, whilst also showing them the unifying power of creativity and imagination.
Stories are how we learn about ourselves, other people, the world itself and the experience of life. By looking at the foundations of storytelling you will learn how stories entertain, inform, instruct and unite. You’ll study all forms of storytelling from art to music, literature to performance and learn how to be a comedian, a dramatist or a painter in order to communicate your unique message.
For our younger students the programme focuses on building stories and developing creative skills while also looking at the tools needed to become an effective communicator and to engage an audience. Our older students will work on extending their reach as writers and will be stretched and inspired along the way.
Great scientists understand the value of imagination and lateral thinking. It is through experimentation and trial and error that some of the great mysteries of the world have been explained and problems solved. We study great scientists and their work and then, taking inspiration, attempt to create our own scientific breakthroughs, solving the world’s big issues and seeing if we can execute our own ideas to change the world. Climate change, the problem of plastics in the environment, renewable energy? No problem for students of The Summer Academy!
- Spoken English - discussion, debate, presentation
- Writing skills - structuring, creativity, vocabulary
- Study skills - researching, planning, creative thinking
- Strategy - reasoning, lateral thinking
- Scientific skills - observation, measurement, description, analysis
- Leadership and teamwork
Professor Dynamite will be joining us this year bringing his laboratory with him for one special day! From creating our own weather patterns to mixing up our own sweets to launching rockets, we will be getting hands on with some fantastic experiments!
Get ready for some icky-sticky-slimey potions and some big bangs!