3 December 2020

Now that's a result!

On Thursday 3rd December, Kwaku Duah-Asante came and led a session with the Elite Scientists on variables and recording data.

The students had a discussion with Kwaku about what the variables needed to be for their experiment and then spent time in small groups designing a results table for…

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30 November 2020

No, not that kind of table!

On Tuesday 30th of November, Srishti Balamurugan, came to William Perkin to see the Elite scientists design their table for their results. The title of the project is: “The effect of various activities on the blood pressure of Year 7-8 students “. The previous week, the students planned what…

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12 November 2020

Interactive or what?!

On Tuesday 12th November, Kwaku Duah-Asante, came from Imperial College, to give a talk on the blood pressure project that the Elite Scientists will be doing over the next academic year.

The talk kicked off with a little bit about Kwaku’s background, his education and what he is currently…

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13 October 2020

Is that a brain in his hands?!

Tuesday 13th October 2020, saw the Elite Scientist launch 2020-21!

Kwaku Duah-Asante, Medical Student from Imperial College, our science partner this year, gave a brilliant talk about his academic journey, and launched the new Elite Scientist project on Blood Pressure. There was a picture…

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6 August 2020

How do you become a Medical Professional?

That was one of the questions being answered at a scientific talk by Dr Robin Poston.

Dr Robin Poston is a medical doctor who works with Barts Hospital and William Harvey Research Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London. Although he is retired, he keeps going strong, working at these…

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5 February 2020


The Elite Scientists had a special “Interruption” to their Brain project. Richard Kacerek and Vera Nesvadbova, from UKMON (UK Meteor Observation Network), came to discuss an APP, that would record meteors seen by people, in real time. UKMON were explaining what they wanted their APP to do, and…

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27 November 2019

Hey! Does Reading Really Calm you Down?!

That’s the kind of question that the Elite Scientists are trying to answer with this project. Every week the students will be recording their brain wave patterns in response to different activities, such as reading and exercise over the next couple of months. After they have collected their…

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8 November 2019

That's 5 Meteors and Counting!

On Friday 8 November, around 26 students came to the Taurid Meteor Shower, to observe Meteors burning across the sky. Everybody was wrapped up warm, snuggled under blankets, watching the sky for bright streaks of light. It was a brilliant evening, accompanied by Ms Kapila’s hot chocolate, which I…

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5 November 2019

This is What I do!

On Tuesday 5th November, De-Shaine Murray, from Imperial College came to William Perkin School, to launch the New Elite Scientists group.

The students learnt more about what De-Shaine does in the lab, and it was brilliant. He gave a very academic talk about neurones and how the brain works and…

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15 October 2019

Wow is that a Screwdriver Going through that Brain?!

This was one of the pictures that was shown at the Elite Scientists launch, on Tuesday 15th of October 2019. De-Shaine Murray from Imperial College, came over and gave a talk on his work, and the project that the potential Elite Scientists will be doing over the next academic year. It was an…

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2 October 2019

You Spoke So Well!

They did indeed, the 15 Elite Scientists, went to the Young Scientists Journal Conference 2019, at Queens College, University of Cambridge. After registration, students got their goody bags with snazzy glasses, (that gave everyone a psychedelic outlook on life!). They attended aspirational and…

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1 July 2019

Institute for Research in Schools Conference

This is what students heard when they gave their research findings, to other students and academics, at the Institute for Research In Schools Conference (IRIS).

The day kicked off with registration, and then the students gave their poster presentation, and their talk, based on the research…

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