Year 12 trip to CERN & Geneva
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- Venue: CERN, Geneva
On the 2nd of March, Ms Karnani took 30 keen year 10 students to the GCSE Science Live! event as part of National Science Week. Whilst there, the students had the opportunity to hear from several well-known scientists including Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Professor Robert Winston, and their research.
Topics included time travel, fertility challenges, and the miracle of water.
Here are some comments from the students:
The results of the Biology Challenge that some students from years 8 and 9 and all of year 10 participated in, are finally out. It is a nationwide competition and this year over 43,000 students took part!
Our students have had another successful year. Students that have achieved gold, silver, bronze, highly commended or commended are listed below. Well done to everyone that participated.
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Water may seem ordinary – it pours from our taps and falls from the sky – but you would be surprised at what a profoundly strange substance it is. It expands when it cools; hot water water freezes faster than cold water; it defies the usual rules of chemistry. Without its rebel behaviour, though, none of us would exist. Alok Jha will change the way you look at our most ordinary substance. Water has shaped life on Earth, we look for it on other planets as a potential sign of life and this simple molecule connects you and everyone else to the first moments of the universe.
Alok Jha is a science journalist, author and broadcaster. He is a Welcome fellow, developing new storytelling formats for science. He has worked as science correspondent at ITV News and the Guardian and made programmes for the BBC. Find out more about Alok @ http://alokjha.com/
This talk will be a story of science and hence accessible to all. Students do not need to wear school uniform.
The talk starts at 5.30pm in the main hall. All ages are welcome, including family and friends.
On the night we will be collecting for a new minibus - please donante as generously as possible.
We look forward to seeing you there.
APS science department.