Pupils from Form 2 have recently visited Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.
Woolsthorpe Manor is where Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall from a tree, which led to his work on discovering the laws of gravity and motion. It was also where he laid the groundwork for his theories of calculus. The students were able to spend time exploring the house and complete some tasks in the science workshop.
Teacher of Biology and Lower School Science Coordinator Mr Nayan Chohan said, “The trip fits well with their Physics topic of Forces and arrives at the end of a project on friction. They had a wonderful time interacting with the experiments, learning about Sir Isaac’s Newton’s life and, of course, seeing the famous apple tree.
In the Lower School, pupils follow Oakham's own Science programme, which includes all three pure Sciences weaved into one coherent course and this was a great practical opportunity to further their studies.