Students in Year 9-11 who have a passion for Engineering we able to participate in a STEM event where Chace Community School skyped a Structural Engineer from Burohappold Engineers, London. Burohappold designed structures such as Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium, the Arsenal stadium and the O2 Arena. The students who represented Chace were interested, enthusiastic and asked brilliant questions. This was a great opportunity for students to speak to a person working in industry and ask questions that are relevant to our students.
We had a wonderful evening at the Christmas Concert on 8th December. Thank you so much to the music team for all of their hard work and to the PTA for providing refreshments.
An annual global event called Hour of Code was observed by a group of students on Wednesday 06 December. This particular local event was organised by the Barclays Digital Eagles team, who recently trained three of our Year 9 students to train others on aspects of keeping safe online (keep an eye on the Chace website for our forthcoming presentation in the summer term of 2018).
The event took place within the grandeur of the Palace of Westminster. Under the auspices of the lead Digital Eagles, our students practiced writing computer code, some for the first time.
Hour of Code is organised by Code.org. Their objective of is to give younger students an opportunity to learn computer science, helping to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. In their own words: “…by starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”
Year 11 Sociology students building on their learning by spending their lunch learning about how to write the perfect exam answer.
Year 13 biologists spending the day with experts from Imperial college, using the specialist equipment to carry out PCR and gel electrophoresis.
A big well done and congratulations to our Year 13 art students who spent a successful morning with Chase Side Primary school, supporting them during their Arts week.
On Tuesday 14th November Ms Findlay-Goddard organised to take 30 Year 10 GCSE Drama students to see the long-running ‘Woman in Black’ at the Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden. Students had a fantastic time watching the dark and thrilling play, with a number jumping at some of the most tense and scary moments!
Four Year 9 students represented Chace at the NRICH Maths Inspirations day held at Enfield County School. The students showed off their problem solving skills by completing a range of challenging and intriguing tasks.