The Big Bang event has been running nationwide for several years but this year is the first time it has come to Dorset. Our Year 7 pupils were fortunate enough to attend this event held at The Tank Museum in Bovington. The event aims to raise the profile of careers and opportunities in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and encourage pupils to ‘have a go’ at numerous activities during their visit.
Our afternoon started with a superb practical workshop that explained some of the ways we use science in everyday applications throughout our lives. Our Year 7’s were engrossed in the demonstration and hands were shooting up left, right and centre to be involved , especially when one task involved pouring a cup of water over Mrs Williams’s head!
Our afternoon continued with time to explore the many stalls, exhibits and companies who were all keen to show and tell just how STEM was involved in their work. Pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative trip.
After an exciting county cup semi-final match against Atlantic Academy, the Year 7 girls faced a very strong Parkstone Grammar School side which fielded two county players. Despite the Cranborne team playing their socks off, the opposition were just too strong for us and we lost the game 5-0.
Congratulations to Emilie who was awarded player of the match for our team.
Three Y7 English groups (Mrs Eadie's, Miss Darville's and Mrs Gillies') have been challenged to see which class can be first to read (and quiz) on 40 books. We've set them a list of children's classics and award winning books to choose from and they need to work as a team to complete the challenge. The first team to finish will receive a lesson off timetable and there are even rumours of ice-creams....
- Everyone in the group must read at least one book from the list.
- It must be a book they have not read before.
- Everyone needs to pass a quiz on the book they have read.
Good luck Y7. May the best group win!
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