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STEM Medical Mavericks Workshop held on Tuesday 18 June

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Students’ reviews of the STEM Medical Mavericks Workshop held on Tuesday 18th June 2019

 

“We had the Medical Mavericks visit us at St Paul’s on 18th June 2019. They discussed with us loads of professions we could do in the future”. -By Sebastien

“It was a fun experience, you got to know what some people have to do in the hospital and GP surgeries. It prepares you for what could happen in  future jobs. An insight to real life in the hospital. Thank you Mrs Ndoh” -By Fimela

“Today was so much fun and also very informative. We explored aspects of medical careers that we normally would never be able to” –Anon

“Working with the Medical Mavericks was a fun experience. We all got to try the basic tests a medical worker would carry out almost every day. There were also so many interesting pieces of equipment, particularly the ultrasound scanner” –By Jason

“Today at the STEM session with Mrs Ndoh, we tried loads of new medical tasks which were very interesting. We tried keyhole surgery, ECG and ultrasound scans but my favourite was drawing blood from a fake arm. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test which measures the electrical activity of your heart to show whether or not it is working normally. An ECG records the heart’s rhythm and activity on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen. We were also able to print out our ECG records”– Anon

 

 

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Salters Festival of Chemistry, Thursday 6 June

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On Thursday 6 June, a team of year 8 students attended the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Leicester University.  Together they worked alongside 17 other schools who had each brought a team of 4 students.  The day consisted of two challenges:

The morning ‘Salters Challenge’ was a forensics activity called ‘one of our elements is missing’, which saw the students use chemical tests and chromatography on samples left at a crime scene to identify a thief.  The afternoon activity had students tackle the ‘university challenge’ where they were to use separation techniques to separate four samples from a mixture.  They were monitored by the judges!

The day ended with a really brilliant physical demonstration of ‘Magic Science’.  The lecturer made fire tornadoes, jelly babies scream, chemicals fluoresce and liquid nitrogen freeze flowers!  It was great fun!  An enjoyable day was had and a huge well done to our team of Oluwatoni, Abigail, Daniel and Orla who achieved a fantastic 2nd place in the Salters competition!  Their passion for science, team work and resilience shone through!

 

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Year 13 Prom 2019

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Year 9 Artist of the Month

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Amelia Furlong is our year 9 artist of the month.  ‘Amelia is a mature and independent student who tries very hard in Art and has produced some beautiful work over this academic year’.            (Mrs Bosworth)

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Donations of Books for South African Schools

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A total of 315 books were donated by parents, students and staff.  Richard Parker, who collected them from the school, stated that the quality and range of books was excellent.

He said:  “please pass on my thanks to everyone who brought books in.  Your generosity and support mean such a lot.  This brings the grand total to 12, 863 – a staggering sum! The teachers and students in South Africa have so much to thank the St Thomas Aquinas Trust for.  We and they are in your debt.  We will never forget what you have done for our charity.”

Congratulations to Mrs Knapp!

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Congratulations to Mrs Knapp, Art teacher, on the birth of her baby boy Robert Glen on Easter Sunday!  Mother and baby are both doing well!

Years 7 & 8 Sportshall Athletics

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Years 7 & 8 Sportshall Athletics team made it to the level 3 county finals at Uppingham.

Year 7 boys came 2nd!

Well done to all students who took part.

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Congratulations to Mrs Jesa!

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Congratulations to Mrs Jesa, in the Maths Department, on the birth of her little girl on 6 April, weighing 5lbs, 6oz!  Mother and baby are both doing well.

Year 12/13 Art & Photography Trip to Liverpool

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Year 12/13 Art & Photography students visited Liverpool Tate Gallery, New Walker Museum and Crosby Beach (to view the Antony Gormley sculptures) on Friday 29 March.

 

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