Homerton College, Cambridge – SPARK trip
On the 17th of May 15 girls from TKA, 6 girls from Latchmere Primary and 6 girls from Fern Hill Primary spent the day experiencing what it would be like to go to university. The girls from TKA acted as mentors for the girls in Year 5 which meant we guided the younger pupils to encourage them to enjoy STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Homerton College is one of the Cambridge colleges and when we arrived we were greeted by an ex-student, Emma, who had a degree in Archeology. She gave us a chance to ask any questions about Cambridge or University in general. We were also taken on a tour around the college by a student and they showed us the wide variety of clubs and societies you could join as a student. We then had lunch in what seemed like the Great Hall from Harry Potter!
After lunch we built electrical circuits that were not simple, they were quite confusing as we needed to screw each individual part to the wires. We were even given a pack of cardboard pieces that made a castle which I took home and did with my sister.
The SPARK programme was definitely a success with my buddy because she said that she wanted to do something with STEM in the future; this was nice to hear as it was the whole point of the project. I would like to be a physiotherapist and this trip has made me realise how important it is to go to university.
By Megan J – 7 Fe – Lovelace House