Science Week

After my previous weekly visits: watching  videos of broken bones; learning about heat transfer and aiding a practical about acids and alkalis, I was really looking forward to my visit to the Science Department again this morning. Especially as it was British Science weekAfter my previous weekly visits: watching  videos of broken bones; learning about heat transfer and aiding a practical about acids and alkalis, I was really looking forward to my visit to the Science Department again this morning. Especially as it was British Science week!

However, when I reached Mr O’Brien this morning, he was melancholy. He announced that the local world famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking had died in the early hours of the morning. I then attended a truly inspirational assembly lead by Mr Searle about Innovation. This lifted our spirits as the message was that anyone with even the smallest, brightest spark of an idea could change the world we live in for the better, no matter who they are. Like the cleaner that suggested a larger hole for the Collgate toothpaste tubes which increased their profits and prevented the company from folding! Mr O’Brien also left us with the aspirational thought that anyone here could be the next Stephen Hawking. It’s a shame that I will be missing the Bushey Tucker Trials on Friday lunchtime though, one of the many amazing activities that will be taking place this week!

With an elated feeling, I continued my science journey into Miss Atchthan’s Yr7 class. The children were so enthused, as was I, investigating different types of electrical circuits. I also loved looking at the mini, colourful revision cards they’d made to put into a portfolio in the back of their books.

Finally, I enjoyed learning about ‘Lenses’ in Miss Booth’s Yr11 Physics lesson. Now that I know about the key words ‘refraction, reflection, concave, convex, focal point, principle focus and divergence’, maybe I could be the next Stephen Hawking?

Written by Mrs Thomas – Link Governor for the Science Faculty

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  • Dr. Razzaque.

    It is a brilliant presentation of her visit and moral boosting for school staff & teachers, welldone , Mrs Thomas.

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