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Activities Day, Friday 5 July

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On Friday the 5th of July, we held our annual activities day. Students were, as always, amazing in how they threw themselves into the day and showed real team spirit as form groups as they competed for points for their year group trophies. Points were rewarded for team spirit, community strength and sportsmanship. In addition to the wonderful experience for our students, we hosted a speaker from the charity MOVE against Cancer. This is a charity which promotes fitness, sports and activity for people affected by cancer. We raised £506 for the charity – an amazing amount of money for which they passed on their gratitude to the parents in our community. A special thanks also to our dancers who performed in front of the whole school on the field and were cheered on by their very impressed friends! A community to be proud of.    

 

Year 9 D&T Students

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‘Year 9 GCSE Design and Technology students excelled drafting their own pattern pieces from scratch – learning about the technical information contained within a pattern, as well as understanding the importance of accuracy and leaving a seam allowance. I can’t wait to see their final prototypes!’

 

 

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Congratulations to our KS3 Award Winners…

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Congratulations to the following students who won awards at the KS3 Awards Afternoon on Friday 28 June:       awards

Faculty Trophies:

Art                                      Tanika, 9L

Computer Science           James, 9T

Dance                                 Domie, 9U

Design & Tech                   Layla, 9P

Drama                                Mia, 9U

English                               Chelsea, 9P

Food Tech                          Dion, 9P

Humanities                        Mansi, 9L

Maths                                  Simarjot, 9P

MFL                                     Arlo, 9S

PE                                         Lamour, 9L

RE                                        Simarjot, 9P

Science                                Amira, 9L

 

Year 7 Trophy                Lydia, 7U

Year 8 Trophy                Ruby, 8T

Year 9 Trophy                 Arlo, 9S

Year 7 Pastoral               Ryan, 7A

Year 8 Pastoral               Simran, 8A

Year 9 Pastoral               Aisling, 9P

 

St Barnabas Trophy      Mia, 9U

St Paul’s Trophy              Mansi, 9L

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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.”