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Science Enrichment Newsletter

By 20 April 2023No Comments

Educake Top Scorers

Well done to everyone who completed their home learning this week. The top scores for each year group are:

Year 9: Umaynah B, Erin A, Jasmine K and Zoe ADM.

Year 10: Sarah N and Joseph W.

Year 11: Ella H, Amina A, Hanah Y and Rachel C. 

STEM club

This week in the STEM club we reflected on the practicals completed last term. Pupils were given the chance to pick the experiment that they will complete next week. It was decided that “Strawberry DNA” (as pictured) is the preferred choice by popular vote. Teams will hopefully be able to obtain better results than previously!

Science career of the week

This week’s career is ‘Clinical Engineer’. Clinical engineers use physical and materials sciences, combined with manufacturing and computing skills, to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and also the rehabilitation of patients. 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. 



Check out this incredible picture taken (above) by Owen G as part of his Astronomy coursework. The image shows the Horsehead Nebula, a dark or absorption nebula in the constellation of Orion. A dark nebula is a cloud of dust where star births occur. The nebula is named due to the shape resembling a horse’s head, seen in the centre of the image. The image also includes a reflection nebula to the left. Great work Owen! 


Space News

Looking up at the night sky never fails to inspire awe and wonder, and this weekend is a particularly exciting time for stargazers. Venus, our closest planetary neighbour, will be visible to the naked eye and will be in close proximity to the crescent moon. The best time to catch this beautiful sight is during the late afternoon on Sunday. Recent discoveries have also shed new light on the mysteries of Venus. It was once believed that the planet had only a handful of active volcanoes, but recent studies have revealed that Venus actually has a staggering 85,000 active volcanoes, 50 times more than previously thought. This discovery has not only deepened our understanding of Venus, but also of how planets evolve and change over time. So if you’re looking for a weekend activity that’s out of this world, be sure to take a look at Venus and marvel at the wonders of our universe.


Chester Zoo competition for Year 9

A reminder that we have 17 places available on a trip to Chester zoo on June 29th. The cost of the trip is £25. The students who produce the best animal fact file will be offered a place on the trip. Please hand your fact files to your science teacher by 28th April. Here is a brilliant example from Saffiya A.

For more information, please speak to Miss Booth. 


Mr. Fowlds – Science Enrichment Coordinator