A Taste of the College

June 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Biology, chemistry, physics, premier sports training, a touch of drama and a bit of fun in food technology were some of the activities the Boys’ School Year 7 students had a ‘taste’ of, when they visited the College. The students were hosted by the Middle College student leaders to gain a sense of College life. The visit began with lunch at Bruce House and words of welcome by Middle College Principal, Mr Duncan McQueen before setting off to get involved.

In the Science Centre, the boys were given a taste of science at secondary level. In 15-minute rotations, an introduction to biology and physics was provided by College Science teachers, Mrs Pat Baird, Mr Steve Martin, Mr Henny Jansen Van Vuuren and Mr Jacob Naude. In biology, peering into high powered microscopes brought gasps and 3D printed miniatures of the skulls of our early ancestors gave plenty to discuss, whilst in physics there was no shortage of volunteers willing to try to make an aluminium bar ‘sing’ in a squealing, high pitch by rubbing with rosin coated fingers.

The students could select an option for the last part of their visit, largely intended to show the Year 7 students a glimpse of what being part of the co-curricular programme at the College involves. The boys could choose to take part in a training session with Mr Ces Lavea, Coach of 1st XV Rugby, Mr Chris Zorocich, Coach of 1st XI Football, Mr Ramesh Patel, Coach of 1st XI Hockey, Angelo Hubert, Fitness Trainer, or delve into some Theatresports with Drama Teacher, Mr David Sheehan or Food Technology with Mrs Danielle De Rhonde.

We hope the boys thoroughly enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed hosting them. We sincerely thank the College staff who forfeited their lunch break to give our Boys’ School students a ‘taste of life at the College.’


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