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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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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18 January 2022

Wow that makes my blood pressure rise!

On Tuesday 11th of January, Srishti Balamurugan came in to lead the Elite Scientists in some experiments.  The students were being led to see the effect of various activities on their blood pressure. They investigated the effect of playing a game (squares), and the effect of doing a puzzle on…

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30 December 2021

William Perkin's Elite Scientists participate in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2021

Our Elite Scientists were invited to attend the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2021, which aired on the BBC on 30 December 2021. This prestigious event was led by none other than Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He was joined by other leading experts to unlock…

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10 November 2021

Royal Society Young Book Prize competition 2021 & Srishti visits!

The new Elite Scientists 7.0 have been selected via application :-) They were all raring to go on Tuesday, 2nd of November. The session kicked off with reading for the Royal Society Young Book Prize 2021. The Royal Society Young Book Prize involves an adult panel at the Royal Society whittling…

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22 October 2021

Is that a meteor? No, it's the moon!

On Friday 22 October, 40 students across years 7, 8 and 9 gathered for the annual Orionid Meteor shower.

The Orionids are dust fragments from the trail of Haley’s Comet, which only passes Earth once every 75 years.

All the students snuggled down on the AstroTurf, to observe the Orionids,…

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13 October 2021

Elite Scientist Launch 2021-22

On Tuesday 12th of October, Srishti Balamurugan, from St George's, University of London, came to William Perkin to launch the Elite scientist program for 2021-22. It was a brilliant talk, where Srishti talked about her journey as a scientist, and elaborated on her course: Biomedical Sciences,…

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15 July 2021

Founders Day 2021

Ooh that is disgusting!!!!!

On Thursday 15th July, our Keynote Speaker for Founders Day, Professor Raffaella Villa from the Department of Environmental Engineering at De Montford University, came to talk about Fatbergs.

London, and other parts of the world unfortunately, have had…

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17 June 2021

What causes high blood pressure? By the way...is that a heart and what are you blowing up there?!

On Thursday 17th June, Kwaku Duah-Asante from Imperial College, came to do a talk/workshop on blood pressure with the Year 8 students. Normally this workshop is open to the whole school, however because of the pandemic, we could only open it up to Year 8 students. The Year 8s were the blessed year…

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