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STEAM WEEK

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

In honour of British Science Week (10th -24th March 2017), the science department pulled out all the stops to demonstrate some of the more dramatic chemical reactions that the world has to offer on national #DemoDay2017.

Students in years 7 all the way to 11 came to have their natural curiosity for science ignited in the most spectacular fashion and left with a real science of awe and wonder, eager to find out more about how these incredibly combustible phenomena take place.

During science week interesting facts about science were spread across the school in illustration and celebration of the science around us which is often taken for granted.

Throughout the rest of the week science was celebrated in a series of in-lesson activities designed to further inspire students.

Year 7 were sent on a science fact “treasure hunt” to challenge them to find each of the fact and then, most importantly, identify something they are curious about and find out their own science facts. The most interesting of these were selected and winner from each form was announced.

Year 8 carried out a number of organ dissections across the week. Needless to say by the end of it students had really gained some real “inside knowledge” of the biological sciences. Students were challenged to identify the functions of these organs in effort to highlight how a secure knowledge of the workings of the internal organs of a living organism is vital to the pursuit of medicine as a career.

Year 9 took part in biology, chemistry and physics careers workshops. Teachers provided facilities and expertise to demonstrate what it really means to be a scientist in these fields today and to highlight the various potential career paths that science opens up both inside and outside of a science laboratory. This is all in our ever persistent efforts to create a generation of independent, confident young women who are not afraid of making mistakes, and most importantly, learning from them.