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News from Science

Skirting Science

This week a group of 16 Year 9 girls joined schools across North Somerset to attend the annual Skirting Science event. They had the opportunity to join in with lots of ‘hands-on’ STEM activities from using their engineering skills to build toothbrush racers with a team from Renishaw to finding out how we can use chromatography to separate the proteins found in blood. Some of the girls designed aeroplane cabins with Airbus and our Churchill girls created the fastest robot with a team from Weston College. The girls found the day interesting, awesome and had lots of fun with the various workshops and are looking forward to sharing their new found skills in their science lessons!

Year 4 Visit

Last week 27 Year 4 students from Wrington Primary School joined Churchill Academy this week for a STEM filled two days. On Thursday they enjoyed a trip to @Bristol where they investigated the World around us and how colour and animation works as well as visiting the Planetarium to watch a 3D animation entitled ‘We are Aliens’. Much fun was had by all and many of the students were inspired to investigate parts further at home.

On Friday the staff from Churchill delivered some excellent sessions throughout the day. Students took part in Colour my World themed sessions including looking at flags from around the World in Maths, making colourful indicator potions in Science, Pointillism in Art, Zulu protest songs in Music and how colours impact our senses in poetry in English. Thanks to all of the staff and students that took part and helped during the day.

STEM Ambassadors

On Wednesday six Year 10 Science Ambassadors and four Year 10 Spanish Ambassadors descended on Blagdon Primary School. They presented excellent sessions to groups from Years 3 to 6 covering adaptations in Science and ‘Donde vivo?’ in Spanish. The Blagdon students really enjoyed working so closely with the Year 10s and are already looking forward to us coming back next year. A huge thank you and well done to the students that took part: Blu Morgan, Tom Perry, Dan Robinson, Hannah Glossop, Issy Ebdon, George Skeen, Rachel Bowman, Libby Scott, Freya Hinnigan-Chambers and Emer Phillips.