Workshops 2015-16

  • young girls preparing their egg for the big egg drop

The Saturday Club Workshops in 2015-16 were hosted by the School of Engineering, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Mathematics and Physics

Engineering EGGstravaganza

How do you stop an egg from breaking when you drop it from a second floor balcony?

With over 80 girls (2 cohorts) now part of the Academy, we set about imagining and constructing all manner of interesting contraptions that would fulfil the primary objective of the day: keeping an egg intact (and avoiding messy splats!).

Hosted by the School of Engineering, the girls learned all about Sir Isaac Newton and his famous theory, and designed and built cages and frames, with parachutes and wings and buffers and padding… The possibilities were endless!

But did any of them work, I hear you say? Check out our video to find out…


Plug In City

Welcome to Newtonville…

The brief was Future Cities, and in a little over two hours the Newton girls designed and drew the most amazing, mind-blowing future city imaginable: Newtonville

In our Plug in City workshop, hosted by the University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment, the girls learned all about the relationship between architecture and nature. How do we plug into the environment and design buildings that both feed from the environment and also replenish it?

The girls worked with architects and architecture students to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life through drawing. At the end of the workshop all the work was brought together as a graphical town, which had everything from bobsleigh towers and climbing walls that span from building to building, to sky zoos and hot air balloons that float across the sky playing music to the streets! 

Pharmacy Phacts

What happens when you take your prescription to the Pharmacy?

Our Newton girls joined the School of Pharmacy and the Lincolnshire Co-operative to find out...

Our 2015-16 winter workshop explored many aspects of pharmacy practice, with a significant focus on asthma, asthma care and medication. Our girls took part in a spirometry practical (a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath), learned all about non-Newtonian fluids (custard hands!), and took part in quizzes, checked prescriptions, calculated medicine doses, and more.

Marvellous Maths & Fabulous Physics

Light is light, right?

Our Newton girls build their very own spectrometers and become light detectives…

In our Marvellous Maths and Fabulous Physics workshop, hosted by the new School of Mathematics and Physics, the girls set about building and using their very own specific instrument to distinguish one light source from another. Did they get them to work?

Intriguing networks puzzles were also the name of the game, as a challenging maths problem got brain cells buzzing. Did they come up with the solution?

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