In partnership with the award winning charity, The Girls Network, UTC Portsmouth are organising a thought-provoking, fun and interactive event for girls interested in STEM.
The event aims to support girls aged 13 – 16 into STEM subjects and improve the visibility of women in those fields. The event will bring together a great selection of women speakers from the various STEM topics to give inspirational talks, host engaging discussion panels and speak one-to-one with the girls about their careers and experiences.
It's a 2 week trip in the summer of 2019. 19 students are attending and they will be completing vital conservation work in Borneo. They spend a week in the rainforest (tracking mammals like sun bears and orangutangs, collecting reptile and insects and completing plant life surveys) and a week in a marine environment (again collecting samples and tracking certain species like manta rays and turtles). They will also complete their PADI diving qualification and become certified divers.
A Level students took a trip to Northney Farm on Hayling Island to back up learning of 'agricultural processes' as part of the People and the Environment Geography topic.
In class the students learnt about the inputs, processes and outputs of various types of farming so this was putting in to practice what they had learnt. We were given a tour of the small dairy farm by the farmer who talked us through the day to day workings of the farm. He was very detailed in what he told us - even breaking down the cost of producing each litre of milk versus how much they were paid per litre of milk. He explained how they grow their own feed so that they can monitor the 'inputs' of nutrients to the dairy cattle. He also explained how they have diversified and are now offering products like raw milk an ice cream (outputs) because the price of milk to shops and supermarkets is currently so low. We were also shown how ICT enables them to track the productivity of each cow and how the automated milking and feeding works.
Come and join us for our charity quiz night to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh award.
Entry is £1 per person and teams can be made up of up to six people.
There will also be food and refreshments available on the night as well as a raffle (tickets 50p each)
A prize is on offer for the winning team! To enter, simply complete the form below.
Our last day of term will be 22 December, please note it is a slightly earlier finish.
We hope you enjoy a fantastic Christmas break. Please note the college will be closed from 22nd December 2017 to 3rd January 2018 inclusive. A small number of staff will be on site on 4th and 5th January should you need to speak to anyone.
The first day back for students in the New Year is Monday 8 January.
For students who have applied to join us in our sixth form from September 2018 or who plan to apply, we are offering a two hour taster session of the courses you would like to follow.
Anyone who'd like to attend can email email@example.com for more information.