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British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2018

British Science week is an annual event, it is a ten day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths.

Students across the school will be encouraged to participate in a number of activities to encourage them to think about the important role that the Sciences play in their everyday life.

Year 7 & 8 students will be asked to create a poster on the theme of exploration and discovery, the five best will be entered in the national competition.

In Year 9 & 10 students will be given information on two activities organised by British Science week:

Citizen Science: There is a rising tide in our oceans, a tide of waste plastics. It is a sad fact that 60% of our oceans are being heavily contaminated with plastics, which has a negative effect on the wildlife living within the seas.

‘The Plastic Tide’ is a citizen project that uses drone technology to survey and take photos of contaminated beaches, where plastics can be found. The project needs help to examine hundreds of thousands of images to locate these pieces of waste in order to train computers to find the litter in the future.

Run to the deep: an immersive running app which chronicles a journey from the sea surface to the Marianas Trench - the deepest part of the ocean – as you run over a 10K distance.

Sixth Form scientists will be informed via a Google classroom of talks and lectures offered by Universities, and other institutions such as the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.

As parents I am sure that you may also be interested in the events taking place across the country, including the activities we have chosen for our students.

You might start by looking at the British Science Week website.

Mrs Vialls, Head of Science