1 July 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

This was one of the questions that the Elite Scientists were asking the general public, at the Great Exhibition Road Festival, over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of June 2019.

It was a scorching weekend, where the students interacted with members of the public across the ages, relating with…

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30 June 2019

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

This is what the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, is all about. This country is bursting full of innovative ideas, inventions and science, across the disciplines. The 25 students, got to see these things early, before they are brought to the public domain.

The kinds of science the…

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10 June 2019

Did you say Faecal Transplant?!!

I am afraid it is true, that is what Dr Gavin Bewick talked about when he came to give a talk to the Year 8 students on Monday 10th June (well, one of the things anyway!).

Dr Bewick talked about the effect of healthy gut Biomes on the prevention of Diabetes and Obesity. It was a brilliant talk,…

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5 June 2019

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

This year, William Perkin Church of England High School, has been chosen to be a school judge of six shortlisted books, from the Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019 competition. We even get to keep the books!

The Elite Scientists will be reading the 6 books in the coming weeks, making…

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17 May 2019

How Many Scientists?!

The day started with an introductory talk by Dr Rebecca Holloway, followed by 2 academic sessions on lung research projects by 2 scientists: Dr Dhiren Patel, who works on Neutrophils and their effects on bacteria, and Dr Frank Puttur, who does research on lungs using confocal…

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10 May 2019

Founders Day 2019 - Year of Engineering

Wow! What a day! This Year’s Founders Day, held on Friday 10th May, was fantastic. We had over 40 personnel come in and lead experiments, workshops and talks on the theme of Engineering. The day was fun packed with activities that involved the students making LED torches from scratch (Institute of…

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2 May 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, Here we Come!

The Elite Scientists have an amazing opportunity to have a stall at the Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, on 29th and 30th June 2019. This is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Usually, William Perkin Elite Scientists are blessed enough to present their scientific data at the Imperial Festival (and always…

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30 April 2019

Lung Workshop by Dr Rebecca Holloway

Tuesday 30th April saw Dr Rebecca Holloway, COPD expert (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), from Imperial College, give an excellent talk and lung dissection in the Performance Centre. It was a brilliant afternoon, each student received a free gift for coming.

They all enjoyed…

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12 March 2019

Science Update - March 2019

Take a deep breath! That’s what the students had to do on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Dr Rebecca Holloway came in and helped the students take their FEV1:FVC ratio, for the lung project. They were using state-of-the-art equipment, to measure these values, the same type that is used in hospitals…

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12 February 2019

3D Lung Science

3D Lung Science by Dr Tankut Guney Imperial College

On Tuesday 12th February Dr Tankut Guney, rom Imperial College, came to give a special talk about his research in 3D modelling of chronic lung disease. It was a very stimulating talk, and it felt like we were transported to a lecture theatre…

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29 January 2019

Science Update - January 2019

Over the last few weeks, the Elite Scientists have been working hard on their project. They have been creating tables, to put in their gas and particulate data, so that it will be fit for purpose for their scientific poster. Elliot, from 10W, came to teach the group how to work with Google Sheets…

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16 October 2018

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

Why is that Mucus Green?!

On Tuesday 16th October, Dr Rebecca Holloway came to speak to Sets 1 and 2 of Years 7, 8 and 9, about the new Elite Scientist project 4.0, that will start in November 2018.

Dr Holloway spoke about villages in India exposed to particulates, and dung cakes, (not the…

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