Feb 23

Safer Internet Day 2015




Safer Internet Day 2015 was celebrated on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan "Let's create a better internet together". 


The whole of Year 7 worked together thinking about positive and negative experiences of social networks.


Each student wrote a piece of advice that they would give other young people to do with cyber bullying, safe practices and appropriate behaviour and created a display based on their thoughts.


PCSO Emma Richardson

'Don't post any pictures that you wouldn't show your parents/carers and don't show people you don't know your online photos'.

'You should never meet an online friend unless you are with an adult.  Online friends are great but don't believe everything they say'.
Mar 20

Nanochannels debate at SMRT

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Tonight Year 11 and Year 10 students from Dr Hill's chemistry groups will be joining scientists from Bristol University to debate:

"That nanosensors should be used in medical diagnosis"

This is the finale of the European Commission funded Nanochannels project which Dr Hill has been running at SMRT.  This project has been an exciting collaboration between students at SMRT and lecturers and PhD students from Bristol's Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN).

The event will take place in the main school hall on Tuesday 20th March, from 5:30-7PM.  There will be a presentation on Nanotechnology and Nanosensors from Dr Annela Seddon from Bristol University.  She will be joined on the expert panel by Dr Terry McMaster (Director of the BCFN), PhD students Sam Olof and Tom Carvell and a number of Year 10 and Year 11 students.

The event has already received international coverage from Bristol University and a number of other leading nanotechnology institutions and blogs.


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 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.


Oct 3

e-Learning Development at SMRT

e-Learning Develoment at SMRT