This week Year 10 pupils attended the Rotary Club annual lecture at the University of Manchester. The subject this year was “Graphene” and was delivered by members of the Nobel Prize winning team from the university.

Students learned about the structure of Graphene and what it can be used for. Did you know that graphene can be made very easily using sticky tape and a pencil? Graphene is a single sheet of graphite…the substance that pencil lead is made of. A piece of sticky tape can lift a single sheet of graphite off a pencil…your very own Graphene!

Thank you to our own Rotary Club of Bolton le Moors for sponsoring Sharples to attend the lecture.