12 July 2022

Institute for Research in Schools Conference 2022

"They communicated so well!"  "They were amazing!"

 

These were  a few of the many lovely comments that the Elite Scientists received at the IRIS (Institute for Research in Schools) Conference 2022, which was held at The Congress Centre, on Great Russell Street.  The positive feedback was…

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12 July 2022

Is that the Winchcombe meteorite I can hold?!

 

On Friday 8 July, 22 students were taken to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2022, to hear top UK scientists talk about their cutting edge research in a hands-on way.  It was the first time it was opened since the pandemic. It was not disappointing! It was filled with amazing…

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13 May 2022

So that's how you mend a broken heart!

'Mending a broken heart', this was the title of Professor Jeremy Pearson's  Keynote speech, that he gave on Founders day to the key stage 4 students. It was very insightful, interesting, and inspirational.  Professor Pearson, MBE, has contributed greatly to the area of cardiovascular research,…

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12 May 2022

So that’s what our heart looks like?

On Tuesday 3 May, Srishti Balamurugan came to William Perkin, to do a schoolwide (35 students, open to Years 7-13), workshop on blood pressure. The afternoon kicked off with a talk by Srishti on blood pressure, followed by a Q and A, with lots of lovely questions.   Thereafter, a heart dissection…

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23 March 2022

Is that another camera?! Yes, but this one is extra special!

On Tuesday 15th March, Richard Kacerek and Peter Campbell-Burns came to connect a new meteor camera to the roof of our school. This camera is linked to a Raspberry Pi.  This system will automatically run by itself, and all the pictures will be held centrally in Canada and UK for the rest of the…

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9 March 2022

Wow that looks good!

Over the last few weeks, the Elite Scientists have been producing their poster and presentation, for the IRIS Conference 2022, which will be held at University College London. The poster will also be presented at St George's University of London, which is where Shristi, our Science Partner, is…

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9 March 2022

Physics in Action

On Thursday 3rd March, 23 year 12 students braved the tube strike to travel into central London for an exciting day of Physics lectures from scientists and engineers working in some of the most cutting-edge areas of Physics.

An hour's walk from Paddington station the Emmanuel Centre was the…

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8 February 2022

It's official! Drawing and writing lowers blood pressure!

On Tuesday 8 February, Shristi, our Science Partner, from St. Georges, University of London, came in to help the students produce their own posters for their research project on blood pressure: The Effect of Various Activities on the Blood Pressure of Year Seven and Year Eight  students. Different…

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