We had our annual STEM day on March 17th this year. Students from all year groups had the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops ranging in hands on construction to looking at demonstrations that made them go wow!
British Science Week (BSW) is a national ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths – featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix.
What happens in British Science Week?
BSW provides a platform to stimulate students and raise the profile of the STEM subjects too. BSW 2017 saw 20 workshops on offer from a range of external partners. Thank you to all of them for coming in to make the day such as success.To give you a flavour of the creativity, inspiration and fun that British Science Week brought to our school take a look at our photo gallery by clicking ‘continue reading’.
On Friday 24th March at 11:10am, students, teachers and staff will be putting on their dancing shoes in support of Red Nose Day 2017.
This is promising to be the biggest and best fundraiser that we have ever done. Over the past few weeks, students and staff have been busy planning, practising and perfecting two dances. Students will be performing the dances in the school yard which are sure to be a hit! The event will kick off with ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon, followed by Olly Murs’ ‘Dance with Me Tonight’.
The day itself will be packed with fun and fundraising, with the whole school community getting involved to help Comic Relief and have fun on Red Nose Day 2017. Students will have the option to take home sponsorship forms, however the whole school will be taking part in the dances and getting involved in the day of fun.
Ms Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader of Creative Arts, who is helping to organise our Red Nose Day 2017 fundraising events, commented: ‘we absolutely love raising money for such a wonderful cause’.
The money raised will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both here in the UK and Africa.
Both Newminster and Chantry have recently been given the Red Nose Day Super School award by Comic Relief for our fantastic fundraising efforts.