Congratulations to Eva Laverty!!

Year 13 student Eva Laverty had an extremely busy Autumn Term, travelling around the country to undertake auditions at the major music conservatoires. Eva plays several instruments, but her first study is orchestral percussion. This means that she has to able to play any of the myriad instruments found in the percussion section of the orchestra, from triangle to timpani, glockenspiel to marimba).

A member of APS Concert Orchestra for many years as well as Haringey Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra and Percussion Group, we are delighted that Eva’s years of consistent hard work, resilience, creativity, organisation and positive attitude have rewarded her with multiple offers from conservatoires including Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Additionally, she has been awarded an annual scholarship for the duration of her course, which she will start in September 2020.

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Physics in action

Physics in action 7th march. What a great way to spend a school day, five inspirational speakers from the world of physics, a session on passing exams from a physics colleague and the whole event hosted by a stand up comedian. 

Physics in action

Here are some student comments:

Physics in action was truly a great an inspirational event that highlighted what we have accomplished as scientists and what we have to solve in the future, which was very enjoyable due to the great talkers and presenters. Vincent
Physics in action has shown me so many different yet interesting areas of physics that I did not even know existed. Listening to professionals talk about their fields of interest with so much passion inspired me to work harder. It was a fun experience and I will remember it.Omed
All the lectures presented by the speakers were certi and gave me insight as to what studying physics would be like at uni. The mandem really loved up Mark Miodownik’s presentation of materials particularly when he merked his phone on job. I felt it was very relevant to issues faced by humanitarian people to solve problems like pollution. The best bit was when he spoke about how even hair is made up of the same thing as chairs and proceeded to touch his bald head.Adib
Physics in action highlighted the different braches of physics and gave insights into the research that is being done in them. It was both interesting and inspiringKelly

Year 7 BAE & RAF Roadshow

On Thursday 8th March three enthusiastic presenters, one robot and a huge fan arrived at APS to deliver a show about maths and engineering to all of our Y7. Here are some comments from the Y7 students.

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I thought it was a great experience and I learnt lots of things about maths and science that I didn't know before. My favourite part was learning about Miya and how much information could be stored in such a tiny body! THANKYOU!!!Alena
I liked the experience because I learned that rad planes had facial recognition and Miya the robot was quite cute and small also she was really smart  so thank you for the amazing experience Ali
I learnt so much, thank you. Orla
I really loved your science show it was really cool, I learnt so much. Bea
It was cool. -Nancy
I think it was awesome and you have given me an idea of how science is really cool and interesting Leo
I'm thinking of being a pilot so this helped me learn what's inside plane ✈️Gil
A description of what it was ????????Billy

Workshop with Robin Mobbs

On Friday 26th January, seventy students from year 12 and year 13 experienced workshops from the excellent Robin Mobbs of the National Space Academy. Robin enthralled the students with his stories of working alongside Tim Peake and the M&M floating around in the ISS. The year 12 session looked at UK space careers and how we lead on satellite production in this country as well as considering Newton’s laws and which other scientists were integral in their formulation. The year 13 students had a session on Kepler’s law where they were able to be hands-on and producing their own sinusoidal representations.

The session inspired the students to think about their futures and hopefully one day APS might have their very own home-grown astronaut.

Student quotes:

Nice job, 9 out of 10, I would recommend because it was brilliant and informativeAlex Y13
I thought it was going to be pretty boring but it was pretty funOmed Y13
EpicChris Y12
Really made me think about being an astronautFran Y12

Kepler’s laws