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Primary Taster Sessions

You are warmly invited to join us for a variety of fun, educational workshops and challenges that will allow you to experience learning first-hand at The Corsham School.

How to book:

For further information- please read the FAQ’s below. To register your child’s interest, please complete the Registration Form below.

Please note, our Taster Sessions are always very popular, so when registering, we ask the students to nominate 3 sessions that they would like to attend so that everyone has an opportunity to attend at least one workshop. 

The deadline for registering interest is Sunday 2nd June 2024.  We will let you know which session/s your child has been allocated no earlier than Thursday 6th June 2024.


Taster Sessions 2024

Laser Cutting

                           Wednesday 12th June 3:45 - 4:45

Enjoy design and technology? Learn how to use a laser cutter to create your own unique fridge magnet! 

 


Bake Off Challenge 

Wednesday 12th June 3:45 - 5:00

Experience the challenge of making the ‘perfect cookies’! Join us in Food Technology for a Bake Off technical challenge!

 


Modelling a Volcano

                    Thursday 20th June 3.45pm - 4.45pm

Come and study the most powerful force in nature i.e. volcanoes. 
We will also look into where they can be found, and how they erupt and affect people. Then we will make a volcano! All materials will be provided to make your spectacular 3D model.

 


The Great Maths Treasure Hunt

Monday 24th June 3.45 - 4.45pm

Join The Corsham School Maths Team on an exciting Treasure Hunt that will get you exploring a variety of mathematical concepts.

 


Print Making

Tuesday 25th June 3:45 - 4:45

Come and explore two different types of print-making, using a variety of materials to experiment with. 

 


Discovery Science

Wednesday 26th June 3:45 - 4:45

Discover what common acids & alkalis are in your kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinet and foods using an unexpected indicator. You will perfect your experimental techniques of filtration, measuring volumes & observing chemical changes.

 


Drama: Comedy versus Tragedy

Wednesday 3rd July 3:45 - 4:45

Join us to create and present a short scene which is both comic and tragic at the same time. Using A Midsummer's Night Dream as the source. 

 


The Corsham School Taster Sessions FAQ’s

Is there a cost for the Taster Sessions?

No, all sessions are offered free of charge. Ingredients will be provided for the ‘Bake Off Challenge.’

How do I book a place on a Taster Session?

Please go to www.corsham.wilts.sch.uk. Our Primary Taster Sessions page can be found under ‘Admissions’. There you will find a Registration Form to complete. We ask that you select up to three sessions that you would like your child to attend and complete the form by Sunday 2nd June. We will let you know by Thursday 6th June which sessions your child has been allocated. 

Is there any prior knowledge/experience needed for any of the sessions?

No, all sessions are tailored to cater for beginners in the different specialisms.

Where do I drop my child off?

Please bring your child to Main Reception five minutes prior to the start of the session so that your child can be registered and the children will be shown to the venue for the session. Your child will be brought back to Main Reception at the end of the session.

Will refreshments be available?

Yes, there will be drinks and a snack available for the children during the session. Please let us know of any dietary requirements on the Registration Form.

Am I able to come along to the session with my child?

These sessions are designed for the students to attend independently. 

Will photos be taken of my child?

On the Registration Form, we do ask for photo consent so that we can take photos during the sessions. However, this is optional.

My child has a food allergy/intolerance, will they be able to take part in the ‘Bake Off’ Session?

Yes, as long as we have the details of your child’s medical or dietary needs, recipes can be adapted and provisions made to ensure that your child can take part.

Does my child have to bring anything with them?

Your child does not need to bring any specific equipment. For the print making session, please can your child wear old clothes as they will get dirty. 

For the Drama Session, please can your child wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft/comfortable shoes.