On the 15th of December a large number of year 11 and sixth form students spent the day at the Science Museum in London. We were part of the BBC Stargazing Live! Event, covering the launch of British astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the main hall of the museum while we watched the launch and many of our students, and a couple of staff, were featured on the TV coverage. Following the end of the broadcast, some students were lucky enough to have a talk with the presenters Dara O’Brien and Brian Cox.
We wore our ‘Christmas Jumpers’ on the last day of term and raised £124 for one of our 6th form students, who is looking to spend gap year teaching children in China. Thank you to everyone who took part.
In November, Miss Till in the Science Department ran a poster competition in school which was set by the Royal Society of Biology in conjunction with Aston University. There was three categories in total with different scientific themes. Out of the three categories our students won two of the categories:
Category year 7-9: Hannah Shuttleworth (year 8) was a joint winner.
Category year 12-13: Chelsey Wright, Chloe Richards and Jade Howes were all joint winners.
They have all been awarded a certificate, book and gift card which will be awarded to them in assembly.