Midhurst pupils experience college life

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ROTHER Valley primary pupils aimed for the stars last week.

A special experience day at the Midhurst Rother College saw more than 200 Year 6 students from the area explore the site and take part in a number of innovative workshops, all to give them a taster of life at the college.

One of the many workshops was called Blast Off, which saw students making their own rockets fuelled by compressed air, which they then sent shooting 100ft up into the sky past the window of college principal Joe Vitagliano.

The pupils were let loose on a treasure trail which took them all over the college, and engaged them in a number of activities, including animating images, making movies out of molecules, tackling mathematics and playing with poetry.

Maddie Hathaway, the partnership and transition administrator, helped organise the day and said: “The buzz around the college was phenomenal and the children left at the end of the day having had a fantastic time. Feedback from all the schools has been terrific and we were all very proud of our students who threw themselves wholeheartedly into supporting every session.”