Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry

On Wednesday 23rd May a team of four Year 8 students attended the Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield chemistry department.  During the day they were given the responsibility to carry out investigations like real chemists.  They used their problem solving skills while working together as a team.

Royal Society Partnership research

This week our STEM Club students reached a landmark stage in their Royal Society Partnership research.  They have now started building their own turbine blades to evaluate.  Next steps will be to refine and test them in school, before visiting Professor Patrick Fairclough at the University of Sheffield.  They will be using the university wind…

CSI Horizon

On Monday, our Stem Ambassador, Jon Bates came into college and set up an exciting forensics investigation for a group of Year 9 students.  During the investigation, students collected evidence such as fingerprints, clothing fibres and shoe prints.  They used the evidence to try and deduce who was responsible for stealing computers from HCC the…