Students at Nexus and CSMS were treated to a hands-on marine biology workshop this week by Miss Jade Aldridge, a graduate in Marine Biology from Plymouth University and currently a teacher at CSIA.
Jade’s workshop gave students the chance to explore some of the impressive adaptations that we can find in marine organisms off the Cornish coast and to consider how these adaptations enable the creatures to survive and thrive in the environmental conditions. Student’s also learnt about the role of a Marine Biologist and discovered how important it is to raise awareness in the general public to the threats faced by these rare mammals.
Giving our students the chance to put their learning into real life contexts is a fundamental aspect of the way we teach our students at Nexus. This approach gives students the opportunity to explore wider issues around the curriculum and to experience some of the myriad possibilities for careers with STEM industry and academia.