Erasmus Trip to Buchen, Germany

Erasmus Trip to Buchen, Germany


Please take the time to read the reports from staff and students from the recent Erasmus trip to Buchen in Germany. Students Lucy Simpson, Chloe Howgate (Y11), Josie Ratcliff, Issy Smith (Y10), Matthew Jamson (Y10) and Loic Bajomee (Y9) were accompanied by Mr Lewis, Mrs Godwin, Miss Arnaez. They each stayed with host families and experienced German life first-hand!

After travelling on the Saturday, the trip really began on the Sunday with a warm welcome from the host school and some group activities with the other students from all around Europe also taking part in the renewable energy project.

Each day included activities and trips which opened the students’ minds to the possibilities and current state of renewable energy in this area, but also allowed a historical, geographical and cultural insight into the beautiful area of Buchen.

To see the full report written by staff and students, and accompanying pictures – please click here……

Year 9 Chemistry Interform Challenge

Year 9 Chemistry Interform Challenge - 'The Chemical Clock'

Year 9 students have excelled in the ‘Chemical Clock’ inter-form competition. Two students from each tutor group were set the challenge of devising a mixture of solutions that would change colour after exactly 1 minute.

Following 20 minutes of experimentation, the students had to demonstrate their reaction in front of Dr Hall and Mr Skelly and the team closest to 1 minute were declared the winners.

The results were incredibly close, with 3rd and 4th place separated by just one hundredth of a second. However, the 9S team of Sam Jordan and Jason Christoforou were the clear winners with a time of 59.63s – less than half a second away from the target time. Congratulations to all the students who took part.