Masterclasses on the Move Launch

Clifton High’s new ‘Masterclass on the Move’ minibus has now completed its first visit to a local primary school, and was by all accounts a resounding success.  Twenty-two Year 5 children at Silverhill School had the opportunity to dissect a sheep’s eye under the guidance of Clifton High Biology teachers.

Nell Buckley of Silverhill wrote to thank us:  “Thank you, Dr Pascoe, Mrs Greenslade, Miss Cole and the enthusiastic students for such a memorable masterclass. The eye dissection was a great success and went amazingly smoothly thanks to the wonderful organisation and resources. I was impressed with the pace of the lesson and the speed with which everything was cleared away! The children were enthralled! They loved the lab coats and really looked the part. Only one decided she couldn't face even seeing the eyes - the rest were very keen to see all the details and are crying out for more! I will send you some of their letters….Many thanks again for enriching the children's education”.

All children involved received a certificate and keepsake as a memento of their masterclass. On Friday 9th December, the bus will be visiting Hotwells Primary School for a ‘Sewing Bee’ Masterclass, hosted by our Textiles specialist. These are just the first of a calendar of Masterclasses taking place over the next academic year. Masterclasses currently take place on a Friday afternoon during term time. The School would welcome interest from parents and friends of the School who know a local youth group or charity who might be interested in experiencing one of our masterclasses.  They are free of charge and tailor made to suit. Details from jrosser@cliftonhigh.bristol.sch.uk