This week all NCS students in year 7 have been enthusiastically participating in the annual Griffin Science Symposium event. This is one of NCS and indeed the Griffin Trusts “Proud Traditions”.
The holding of this event which all 12 Schools within the trust participate is a special opportunity for children and adults to interact and be stimulated by leading scientists and to gain overviews and deeper understanding of current issues and on-going work with regard to how science is, and could in the future help our world to be a better place.
The GST theme this year is Family, with a further GSS focus on Connections, to expand on the Trust theme and encompass the theme for British Science Week (BSW) this year.
Here at NCS Students have participated in live lessons hosted by Dr Alice Dunford of the Open University in which she has discussed exciting scientific topics related to Space exploration, such as the Jupiter mission and the building and testing of space cameras. Students will also be taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) practical based activity/competition hosted by the Science department linked to this year’s theme within their scheduled lessons in Science.
Our year 7s have engaged greatly in this event and have shown a great enthusiasm for Science. This event has inspired many great questions during this process which have been fielded to both Dr Dunford and the members of the Science department. Well done to all in year 7, as always you have done NCS proud!