Category Archives: Acornhoek Physics Summer School

Astronomy Program to Improve Science & Math Outcomes in High School

The main goal of the APSS project was to develop a sustainable model that uses astronomy to improve the low levels of science and math outcomes in rural areas of South Africa. To achieve this, the project organised a number of complementary activities, involving various stakeholders and targeting multiple audiences – a teachers workshop, parents […]

Alumni Teach and Mentor Students in Rural South Africa

The Acornhoek Physics Summer School (APSS) is an annual 3-week program aimed at grade 11 learners, run during December and January holidays. During the program learners are introduced to grade 12 maths and science so that when they start their last year of school leading to the South African National Certificate, they are already aware […]

Overview: Acornhoek Physics Summer School

Acornhoek Physics Summer School

South Africa’s public education sector is performing extremely poorly in international benchmarks for mathematics and science (TIMSS 2019). Our main goal is to develop a sustainable model that addresses the challenges faced by many students in mathematics and science, mostly in rural areas, creates interest for science in young people through astronomy and digitises education. […]