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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13 May 2021

Look, we're up there!

On Thursday 13th May 2021, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, The Elite Scientists were involved in the virtual IRIS Conference 2021 (Institute for Research In Schools).

Normally, this conference happens in a London University, such as Saint Mary’s, or The Science Museum. This year was very different!…

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22 April 2021

My wrist is being squeezed!

On Thursday 22nd April 2021, the Elite Scientists finally started their experiments, after months of remote sessions!! The students' project is called “The effect of various activities on the blood pressure of year eight students“. The kind of activities that the students will be investigating…

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25 March 2021

No rest for the Elite Scientists!!

Well, the Elite Scientists have been working really hard, with Kwaku Duah-Asante, their science partner. Over lockdown 3, they have been meeting Kwaku, almost every week to discuss their scientific poster and talk which they will present at the IRIS Virtual Science Conference (Institute for…

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25 March 2021

Look who's talking for the Iris Conference 2021!

On Thursday 25th March, IRIS (Institute for Research In Schools) virtually filmed the Elite Scientists giving their talk. They did such an amazing job!!! I am very proud of them, as they have worked through adversity, joining Teams every week, with Kwaku Duah-Asante, our Science Partner from…

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27 January 2021

How to Win a Nobel prize?

This was the title of one of the books that the Elite Scientists were reading over the last term.

The Royal Society have an annual competition, where a judging panel at the Royal Society, whittle down about 70 books to a shortlist of six. The final six books then get sent round to different…

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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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