11 September 2018

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

Shortlist 2018

William Perkin are one of 350 schools in the country to be selected to read and judge the 6 shortlisted books for the Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018.

The winning author wins £10,000. The great thing is that the young people in the UK get to choose the final winner. This…

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6 July 2018

Good News All Round!

£1000 grant from the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers

The Science Department have won a £1000 science grant from the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, to do an in-depth study on: “The effect of polluting gases from the A40, on lung function of students”. The new Elite…

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18 May 2018

Research at Imperial College

Research-mania at Imperial College!

The Elite Scientists spent the day with their science partner, Dr Rebecca Holloway, who arranged an amazing day with different activities, such as a lab tour, looking at macrophage cells under a light and confocal microscopes, the latter of which have images…

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11 May 2018

Founder's Day 2018

Faaaaaaaantastic Founder's Day: Medicine, Mind and Molecules

Friday 11th May was Founders Day, the day our school was Founded in 2013. On this day many personnel come in to share their expertise and research with all the students. All day, the different scientists did varied interesting…

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30 April 2018

Imperial Festival 2018

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018, the 15 Elite Scientists 3.0, relayed their research: “Living on the A40: Air Pollution and Our Lungs” to countless members (20000!) of the general public.

They chatted about their results and demonstrated both lung capacity and sheep lung…

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5 March 2018

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

Meteor scientists have been analysing all the meteor data uploaded from the school computer, captured by our camera on the roof of the school. All the data they hone each month will go up on Twitter by Dr Ashley King from The Natural History Museum, which goes round the world, via their contacts,…

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20 February 2018

Why Has That Expanding Ball Got Elastic Bands Around It?

Well, that’s because it was a model of how the lungs get scarred because of Fibrosis.

Dr Pascal Durrenberger, from University College London came in to talk to the Elite Scientists about his work on lungs. He showed histological photographs of healthy lung tissue and scarred lung tissue. He…

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20 February 2018

How Many New Planets?!

Kepler Spacecraft Discovered 2300 New Planets

2300! That is the number of known planets that the Kepler spacecraft has discovered.

Dr. Matt Bothwell from the Institute of Astronomy, at the University of Cambridge came to speak about Exoplanets, and how they are discovered by different…

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31 October 2017

Mathematics that Makes Our Brain Ache!

Tuesday 31st October saw Dr. Ashley King, from the Natural History Museum come and do some specialised mathematics using formulas, such as: nλ=2dsinθ. This formula enabled the students to work out the mystery minerals from the data given.

They also had to use another equation to work out…

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17 October 2017

Further Analysis of Meteors

Tuesday 17th October, saw Helena Bates from the Natural History Museum come to William Perkin and carry out further analysis on meteor pictures with the Elite Scientists 2.0 group.

They used UFO analysis software to track the trajectory and speed of the meteors. It is important to have the…

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27 September 2017

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2017

The William Perkin Elite Scientists have been reading 6 shortlisted books for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017.

The aim was to select the winning book which was “The Awesome Body Book” by Adam Frost. Here are the 6 titles:

Schools all over the country have been reading…

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11 July 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

Now you see it, now you don't!

This was the feature of fluorescent corals at one of one of the stands at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017. Members of the public, including our students from William Perkin CofE High School, were able to go into a dark room where corals where…

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