British Science Week 2018

Wednesday 21 March 2018

British Science Week took place from 9-18 March. This was celebrated in the Senior School through a range of activities during the week. This began with an assembly to highlight Science Week and what was happening throughout the school, as well as across the country.

The British Science Week ‘Citizen Science’ project this year was by The Plastic Tide – a group involved in photographing the entire coast of the UK using drones to analyse the amount of plastic washed up on British beaches. It needs the help of adults and children to help identify pieces of plastic by ‘tagging’ photographs on its website.

This project echoed the Year 9’s fundraising cake sale which was held on Tuesday 13 March for the Marine Conservation Society. This was a great success raising £144 for the charity, as well as helping to spread awareness about pollution in our seas.

The Senior girls got involved in a number of science activities throughout the week. Wednesday 14 March marked Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day, which sadly became the day in which famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, passed away. The science department and pupils held a birthday party to celebrate Einstein and Hawking, with lots of gravity-defying activities including pop up toys, yo-yos, balloon hovercrafts and helicopters, electrostatic wands and of course, birthday cake!

On Friday 16 March, Year 7 attended the Big Bang Fair at the NEC Birmingham for UK Young Scientists and Engineers. The girls had the opportunity to meet lots of people working in science, as well as taking part in lots of science and engineering activities! They all had a great day and returned with their goody bags!