Exploring Light & Colour
Our students had the opportunity to return to the University of Sheffield to work with lecturer’s in the Physics Department alongside artist Paul Evans to interpret the interactions between science and art around light and colour.
We explored what light is and what colour is and had the chance to have the science behind colour explained to us. Students explored virtual reality with a mind-boggling walk through the cell structure of a beetle, used the microscopes and generally challenged some of their own assumptions about the world.
A huge thank you to Professor Richard Jones, Post-Doc Researcher Andrew Parnall and Post-Grad student Derek from Borneo who was absolutely fantastic with our students.
This is what Paul and the University staff had to say about the Year 9 students on the day:
“Just to say how much we appreciated your visit to The University of Sheffield Department of Physics with the Rawmarsh Community School Year 9 group on Friday.
The young people were brilliantly focussed and engaged throughout the day, and we were all greatly impressed by their energy and enthusiasm – and by quality and depth of the questions that they brought to the workshop.
I have worked with many young people over the last decade and I have seldom come across such an intelligent, confident and well behaved group of students. They were a delight to work with and I sincerely hope that we have a chance to work with them and with Rawmarsh Community School again soon.” – Paul Evans