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Great Maths Race


The Senior School hosted 14 primary school teams for a test of sums and sprinting on Wednesday. St John's Primary and The Schools at Somerhill came in the top two spots in both age groups.

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Engineering success


Science week took flight on Thursday when the Physics Department got us all building planes, bridges, hovercrafts and more.

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Science Week: strange materials


Exploding a paint tin filled with icing sugar, stretching corn flour slime and making a jelly baby scream all happened in The Ship on Tuesday, in a show from The Science Museum.

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Science Week


Awe and wonder take centre stage as we plunge into the packed programme dreamt up by the Science Department this week. This year's theme is Engineering: Bridges, Bones and Bubbles.

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Chocolate boxes


Year 9's career day focussed on work using STEM subjects and management skills this week. The students also designed a chocolate box in groups, to explore roles within a business.

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Food Testing


Year 9 girls donned white coats and lab glasses for their first IGCSE Biology Practical, testing for the components of different foodstuffs.