Felsted Prep School teamed up with their school partner Royal Docks School in Newham to take part in a Science and Media experience at Chatham Green, funded by the Rolls-Royce Foundation.
This came after Felsted was selected as a ‘Special Merit Award Winner’ by the Rolls-Royce Science initiative in recognition of the quality of ideas and action plans to develop local partnerships through Science. The initial idea followed research involving 2.4 million pupils, which looked at the positive impact of CREST awards on GCSE results and A-Level uptake in Science among pupils from low-income families.
The award provided funding for Felsted to run a unique residential workshop with both Felsted Prep and Royal Docks pupils, working with professional filmmakers Anturus Media Academy and Chatham Green Wildlife Trust to explore the natural world and create their own documentaries of their experiences.
Director of Learning at Felsted Prep, Mrs Christina Bury comments; “The pupils had a wonderful time cooking, camping, stargazing, learning about science and nature in the outdoors and making new friends at this 3 day residential course. Our grateful thanks go to Rolls Royce, Anturus Media Academy and Chatham Green Wildlife Trust for making this event possible.”
Felsted is committed to engaging pupils with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the Prep School currently hold a Gold Quality Mark for Science. Felsted pupils have reached the Big Bang National Science and Engineering Finals for seven years, winning many National awards for their entries.