The students of Savremena Gimnazija had the opportunity to attend and participate in interesting and educational experiments prepared for them by a professor from France Michael Gregory.
Professor Milica Aleksić met her colleague Michael at the European Science on Stage festival in Prague, where they were both in teams representing their countries. As Michael was a guest at Mensa's conference on giftedness in Belgrade, it was agreed that during his stay in Belgrade he would also visit our school and perform some of his experiments.
The students of the Combined Programme dealt with the topics of sound, light and electricity in an interesting way, saw how science is all around us and how using the materials we all have at home and without expensive equipment, we can get to know and better understand numerous scientific concepts. This is exactly the motto, values and way of teaching and bringing science closer to students that the Science on Stage festival promotes and wants to develop in professors. The students participated, answered questions, posed hypotheses and checked them, but also had a lot of fun. It is important to point out that the experiments were also attended by the professors of our school, who thus gained new experiences and, we are sure, got new ideas, which they will be able to use in their teaching in order to continue to be innovative and modern.
Michael Gregory in an English class in Savremena
After the experiments, Professor Michael joined the English class, where he talked with the students on the topic of Travel, which they were covering within the Cambridge programme. The students were interested in hearing about Michael's experiences of cycling around Europe, asked many questions and gave many comments. In this way, they got the opportunity to communicate in person with a native English speaker, because Professor Michael is originally from Canada.
Savremena Gimnazija provides students with knowledge and skills for the future
Savremena Gimnazija will continue to strive to provide its students with numerous and varied opportunities to discover their talents and use their skills. It will also continue to promote STEAM activities and projects, as it shows that it follows modern trends in education and provides students with knowledge and skills for the future.