Wonder Afternoons

Freed from the strictures of the regular timetable, the children at Senior House enjoy a wide range of “Wonder” activities on Thursday afternoons, many of which have cross-curricular themes.  This allows them to develop their questioning and thinking skills, as well as collaboration, creativity and information sharing.  You can read more about ‘Design a City’ Architecture Workshop organised by the DT department or view a sample of some of the talks, trips, workshops and activities below:

Michaelmas Term
Textiles Workshop with Design Artist Michael Brennand-Wood
Learning to play the Japanese Taiko drum and the stringed Shamisen
Poetry Workshop and performance with Luke Wright
Geography Map-Reading Fieldwork at Wandlebury
Philosophy Workshop with Peter Worley of The Philosophy Foundation
Cambridge Greek Play at the Arts Theatre 
Wartime Art Trip to Duxford 
Talk on Hinduism by Anil Soni
Young Shakespeare Company workshop and performance of Twelfth Night
Tudor Christmas Day

Lent Term
Visit to the Buddhist Centre
Haste Theatre Company workshop and performance of ‘Oyster Boy’
Jewish Society Talk
History Trip to Stibbington
Songwriting Workshop with Drusilla Harris
‘Design a City’ Architecture Workshop organised by the DT department
History of Skiing Talk given by Peter and Christopher Pyemont
DT and Philosophy Workshop - rope-making to symoblise the sense of identity
French Market and Fashion Show
The Science Dome
House Debating Competition
The SATIPS General Knowledge Challenge

Summer Term
Willow Weaving Workshop with Sue Kirk
Poetry Workshop at the Scott Polar Research Institute
UKMT Maths Challenge
Mondrian Maths & Art Investigation
PSE talk by psychologist and author Dr Aric Sigman
Visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology
Visit to the Cambridge Synagogue
Tudor History Trip to Ashwell village
The Latin Play Competition at The Perse Upper
Kitchen Chemistry at St Mary’s
Dance Offensive Brazilian Capoeira Workshop
Luke Davenport (SJCS alumnus) talks about life as a racecar driver