On Thursday 15th March GCSE and A-Level Drama students went to the Vaudeville theatre to watch ‘Lady Windemere’s Fan’; an Oscar Wilde play directed by Kathy Burke and starring Jennifer Saunders. The trip was a huge success, giving students yet another wonderful opportunity to see live, professional theatre in the West End!
Every year students are invited to create artworks, inspired by the commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and London life. Attached are our entries for this years competition, good luck to all.
For the winners there will be an awards ceremony at City Hall on 26 April 2018 with prizes from Cass Arts.
As a part of the BTEC Science course students have to visit a number of industries related to their Schemes of Learning. This week we have been studying Fermentation and the factors affect it, such as knowing about an enzyme’s optimal conditions which can be used to control this process.
Students were given a presentation of the chemical process of brewing beer from beginning to end. It was more complex than we expected and the Mastery Brewer had a PHD in chemistry and Biochemistry. The students viewed live culture counts of yeast through microscope and we’re able to smell and taste a non alcoholic barley liquor which is part of the whole process.
The Enefeld Brewery (old spelling for Enfield) is a unique craft beer establishment which is growing on popularity because of it’s homegrown approach and tries to reduce it’s carbon footprint by using local sources of ingredients.
An enjoyable trip despite the snow giving us a challenge to be from the venue.
Chace students and staff were involved in various activities to celebrate books and reading on 1st March -World Book Day 2018. Students had to recognise which characters the staff were dressed as and used the opportunity to talk about reading! We also did, “Drop everything and read” during lesson 1. Students read their own book, were read to or read a short story on the whiteboards.
Students got the opportunity to listen to five fantastic talks from a range of industry greats including linguist David Crystal and lexicographer Susie Dent.
You may have noticed in our recent bulletin a feature advising students how to gradually stop depending on social media as part of a seven-day Digital Detox. We took this message further during a recent year 7 assembly and demonstrated to students and their form tutors what positive effect it could have to make more active use of their time during the half-term break to be “offline” than to continually communicate online.
In addition, our Digital Eagle, Moska Suratgar from year 9, enlightened her audience by demonstrating how much time it would take a hacker to decode a simple password and a complex password. Judging from the brief murmurs in the background, this took most students and their form tutors by surprise.
Moska demonstrated how to create a complex password, so that users can improve the protection level of their information, whether it’s a simple login to the computer network or viewing emails.
By having a complex password, you can ensure for a safer computing experience knowing that your information is better protected. Try combining two words together, intermixed with numbers and special characters, such as £, $, %, ^ or &.
If you are wondering that those characters are called, they are: pound sign; dollar sign, percent; caret; and ampersand.
Some of our students in Year 9 were very lucky to visit the Cite des Sciences et de l’industrie in Paris during our half term break. The group of 40 students and accompanying staff saw many of the exhibits including the Solar Impulse 1 aircraft which flew across America in 2013 and the Geode located outside.
The group then made their way to Disneyland Paris where they experienced the effect of rollercoasters on the human body and learnt the science behind some of the attractions. These included the work done on gravity by Sir Isaac Newton.
The group really enjoyed themselves and were a credit to the whole school.