LEAP lectures encourage Sixth Form students to push the boundaries of the curriculum, discover new passions and develop their intellectual agility.
Here are just a small selection of recent lectures topics:
The Anatomy of the Mouth
Looking at how different parts of the mouth, throat, nose and lungs affect how we speak, along with some intriguing facts about linguistics, this was a fascinating topic for students of Biology, English and Modern Languages alike.
Students took part in small workshops, exploring the structure of words and letter formation. There was plenty to take away to develop their work in the classroom.
STEAM not STEM
Creativity is a part of what makes us human and even scientific professions involve some element of artistic creation. Think about the work of Leonardo da Vinci, and even Albert Einstein was a musician!
STEAM is about integration and collaboration, putting Art into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths – STEAM) reminds us how artistic skills and creative thinking can be applied constructively in almost any field.
Bombs, Bush or Blair?
What causes war? In this LEAP lecture students looked into the story of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the background to the war.
The subject rose in-depth discussions about Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, America’s declaration of war and the various coalition partners that were involved. Definitely a lecture for those interested in History and Politics.
In Search of Caravaggio
This History of Art lecture explored the work of Italian painter, Caravaggio and how he portrayed his life story through his paintings.
By looking deeper into the paintings students discovered hidden symbols and meanings, expanding their knowledge and learning how to apply this thought process to their work.