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Dec 16

SMRT Science goes Nano in Europe


SMRT Science goes Nano in

We are pleased to announce that Dr Hill from our Science and ICT department has been awarded a position on the European Union funded Nanochannels project.  Working with 20 other teachers in 8 European countries, Dr Hill and his students will explore the science of nanotechnology and the ethical, social and legal questions this technology poses.

As well as working with the Nanochannels team in Brussels and teachers across Europe, our students will be working with academic researchers from Bristol University's 'Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials'.

As part of this project our students will be writing articles on nanotechnology; the best of which may be published on The Guardian newspaper's nanotechnology web site. A select few students will attend a high profile round table event on nanotechnology organised by The Guardian. Students will attend lectures and a tour of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials.  They will engage with academics and other students through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.  The project will climax with a Live Debate on 20th March in which students and academics will debate the benefits and risks of nanosensors for medical diagnosis.

We will be sharing more about this project in the future, but first suggest you let Stephen Fry explain what nanotechnology is all about.  
Dec 15

So you think you can write?

So you think you can write?

Alexandra Gregory, Year 11, organised a 'so you think you can write' competition to encourage creative writing and to raise funds for her visit to Ikoba.  Part of the prize for the winner was to have their story published on our website.

So, here is Susannah Paynter's winning entry, 'The Cure of Knowledge'.  She is in Canynges, Year 8.

If you would like a copy of Susannah's story to download click here.

Dec 8

Success in ICT for Years 9, 10 & 11

Success in ICT for Years 9, 10 & 11

Working towards the OCR National qualification can be challenging. The pass mark is 100%! Here's how Year 9, 10 and 11 students can work with their teachers to be successful.


Nov 25

GCSE Science Live

GCSE Science Live


On Monday 20th November 2011 our Year 10 and Year 11 Triple Scientists attended the GCSE Science Live event at the Colston Hall in Bristol.  It was an interesting and stimulating day for our budding scientists, with lectures from five top research scientists.  The highlights for me were....
- An insight into the importance of genetic by Professor Steve Jones
- Theories about time travel by Professor Jim Al-Khalili
- Exploring the complexities of chemical reactions by Professor Andrea Sella

Dr Hill

Nov 24

Farewell to Ikoba Visitors

Farewell to Ikoba Visitors

We have enjoyed the visit of Monic, Francis, Cyrus and Jenifer from our partner school, Ikoba in Uganda. 

Here is their farewell to us.

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