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Science Enrichment Newsletter

By 25 November 2022No Comments


Congratulations to Josh C, Izzy W, Henry P and Fatimah M, who scored the highest in Year 10 on their recent educake quiz. An incredible 24 students in Year 9 scored 100% on their quiz, well done to all of you. A quiz is now available for Year 8 students, as well as Years 9 & 10.

STEM club

This week saw three finalists competing to win the title of “Best new species!”.

Shown is the winning entry, a “Semelion” designed by Safira, Safa, Khadija, Laiba, Romana & Karima.

This strange creature combines the strengths of a Seal and the camouflage capability of a Chameleon!!!

The group certainly showed their true colours with these creative ideas!

Primary visit

Mr McCann wowed students from St. Paul’s Primary School (pictured below), who learned all about light. Students found out what happens when light is reflected, refracted and also learned how to mix colours. 


The Year 11 students were in school on Saturday, completing their Astronomy coursework by taking photographs of several prominent constellations and asterisms. They will then compare these pictures with those taken in a rural location, in order to investigate the effect of light pollution on astronomical observations. More information about light pollution and its effect on the night sky can be found here:

Space News

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced its new batch of Astronauts. Included amongst the astronauts is John McFall, picked by ESA as part of a “parastronaut” feasibility study to see if people with some physical disabilities could fly in space. McFall, a British doctor, lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident at age 19, but went on to become a Paralympian in track and field. “Being an astronaut is a very exclusive thing to be, but having a disability shouldn’t rule you out,” said David Parker. With the Artemis programme planning to land the first woman on the Moon as well as the first person of colour, space travel and space travel seems to be becoming far more diverse. 


Mr. Fowlds – Science Enrichment Coordinator