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Posted on: 7/11/2019

Year 8 Visit to the Royal Observatory

On Thursday the 7 November, 30 Year 8 students visited the world-famous Royal Observatory Museum in Greenwich. Students took part in workshops, focusing on the latest discoveries in space science. Students explored the characteristics and properties of celestial objects, such as comets. The girls identified and examined different equipment needed to successfully land on a comet. We then explored the challenges faced by engineers and space scientists during the Rosetta Mission to comet 67p. This mission allowed scientists to successful land on the comet and explore it up close, despite challenges faced on previous missions. Digital 3D-images from the Rosetta Mission captured the interest and imagination of our girls. Students then went on to examine the relationship between the tilt of the Earth and seasons, by using digital simulations to review their understanding.  A range of activities were completed to test their knowledge on more complex natural phenomena such as phases of the Moon. The afternoon was spent stargazing into the wonders of the night sky and our Universe. The show began with an introduction to the constellations in the sky, and involved a journey beyond the solar system; looking at hundreds of extrasolar planets now known to orbit stars other than our Sun. The planetarium show allowed students to learn more about their closest neighbours in space, and was the highlight for many students. One student described her experience as ‘truly magical.’ A visit to the Royal Observatory is just what’s needed to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.      
Year 10 Medical Careers Trip Posted on: 1/03/2019

Year 10 Medical Careers Trip

On Friday 1 March, a few of my classmates and I were selected to take part in a medical careers trip at The Worshipful Company Of Barbers. During our time, we had the opportunity to speak to a diverse range of doctors, who specialised in different areas of the medical industry. These included psychiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and aspiring paediatricians. I really enjoyed listening to what each doctor liked and disliked about their profession. My favourite part was using the medical equipment that the doctors brought in and showed us.   Here's what my classmates thought about the trip:   “I liked listening to the doctors and how unique and diverse the jobs were, and how these doctors were able to balance their social life with their working life.” - Vivien   “It rendered a clearer idea of what medical field I might choose to do in the future. I learnt that the most important thing is that you must enjoy the career you do.” - Alexia “I learnt useful information about how to get into medical school, and I also learnt that I must understand which subjects I do and don’t like to help me choose which career is fit for me.” - Veronica   “I got a better understanding of how to achieve the career I want and the path to get there.” - Aaliyah A.   “I learnt so much more about medicine, and what I want to do in the future.” - Sylvia   “I loved seeing how proud every doctor was, and how they do not regret their efforts.” - Shahreen   By Maysa Mouauia - Year 10    

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