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Science Enrichment Newsletter

By 13 January 2023No Comments


Well done to the Year 11 students who completed their latest Science home learning activity. As the countdown towards GCSEs begins, it is important to make use of the variety of revision opportunities available. Why not try setting yourself a quiz on Educake to support your revision. 

A particular congratulations to Humna S, Imaan H and Rachel C, who were the highest achievers on this week’s quiz.


STEM club

This week in the KS3 science club, pupils were creating slime!! Not any old slime but a uniquely blended mix, with dyes used to create a strikingly distasteful colour. Pupils worked hard mixing the ingredients to attain the optimum consistency. Hats off to all those who managed to get to grips with the slimy project!

Science career of the week

This week’s career is Radiographer. Radiographers take images of the insides of patients’ bodies to diagnose injury or disease. Information about experience opportunities, providers, entry requirements and much more can be found here: Science career of the Week 

Please speak to Mr. Burke, who will provide you with more information about this, or any other, science career.


Space News

On Monday evening, the first satellite launched from the UK was attempted from Spaceport Cornwall. Unfortunately, the mission did not go as planned as the launcher suffered an anomaly. The failure resulted in the loss of nine satellites. However, the carrier plane and all crew members returned safely.

Before the launch, Ian Annett, deputy CEO of the U.K. Space Agency said, “The space industry is worth around £6.5 billion annually for the U.K. economy. As a country, we build more satellites than anywhere else outside of the U.S. So it helps to develop an end-to-end capability so that we can do everything.” Despite this set back, the UK continues to grow as a leading nation in Space science. 


Mr. Fowlds – Science Enrichment Coordinator