St John’s celebrates British Science week

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St John’s celebrates British Science week

St John’s Science department celebrated British Science Week this term with a wide range of activities, all focused on the theme of Time.

The Year 7 & 8 Time Challenge

Year 7 and 8 students were challenged to make a simple ‘machine’ that would accurately time 1 minute. The winner was Isabella Henderson 8R with an amazingly close time of 59:40 seconds.

French exchange students join Marble Run challenge

On their first day as temporary students at St John’s our French exchange students helped us launch British Science Week with a Marble Run challenge. The winner was Isabella Henderson 8R with an amazingly close time of 59:40 seconds. Well done!

Photography competition

Students were given the opportunity to showcase their photography skills and submit entries for the Time Photography competition. Students submitted wonderful entries that highlighted the idea of time. Congratulations to the winners: 1st  prize Annabel Bott 7T; 2nd prize Sam Rolf 7T; 3rd prize Rosie Witcombe 9I.

View all the competition entries below:

Lab Coat design competition

As part of British Science week, Bayer Labs organised a Lab Coat Design competition. Our students were invited to design their own lab coats around the theme ‘Going Digital’. The entries were colourful and well designed. The prize for the most creative design goes to Shannon Ward  in 7I, and the prize for ‘Going Digital’ goes to Lizzie Armstrong in 7I.

Royal Institution Science Shows

On Fri 15th March we hosted the Royal Institution for the day. Year 8 and 9 students were able to enjoy  fascinating shows put on by the presenter, Nerys. The theme of the show was ‘Energy Live’ and students were shown a range of demonstrations to highlight all the different ways energy is stored and can be used.

On Friday we invited families from the wider local community to a free Science Show in the St John’s Theatre.

The 350 available tickets were sold out for the show, which had the theme of    ‘It is Rocket Science!’

From popping film canisters and invisible gas extinguishers, to flaming bubbles of gas and flying bottle rockets, the audience was wowed by the brilliant demonstrations that showcased the ‘simple’ science behind propelling something into the air.

Everyone walked away buzzing from the fantastic displays as well as learning useful tips on how to carry out their own investigations at home.






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