Out of this world!

Out of this world!

Out of this world!

The first masterclass at IKB Academy gave invitied Year 11 students from other schools the chance to investigate the world of particle physics. 

IKB’s principal Debbie Gibbs, a passionate physics teacher, led the day, which included a series of activities and presentations, culminating in the group making their own cloud chamber to see the tracks made by cosmic rays from space. 

Mrs Gibbs said: “Even though the tracks were quite elusive, the students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see how inspiring A-level physics can be.”

Participants’ comments included: “It was lots of fun and I enjoyed the dry ice”; “It was relaxed and fun and I also learnt interesting stuff”; “It was very informative and interactive”.

IKB, which has a science and engineering specialism, is planning a series of masterclasses to showcase its range of A-level and Btec Post-16 options, in which students are achieving great success. These include product design, maths, engineering and biochemistry. 

If you are in Year 11 at any school and would like to attend a masterclass, please contact IKB Academy for an invitation.