Big Bang Fair 10th July

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On Tuesday 10th July, 14 primary schools from Enfield came to Chace to participate in the Big Bang Fair. The primary students have been working on science projects and presented their science projects to real life scientists who came to support the event. The scientists went around, looked at the projects, asked questions and listened to the science that the students have been learning and investigating. The projects covered everything from how to make dirty water clean, volcanoes, density of materials and how the shape of a boat can affect how quickly it sinks. The primary students had a question and answer session with the scientists where they learnt about the different paths into science and the many different jobs that you can do with science.

The primary students made bath bombs, investigated acids and alkalis, made slime and looked at their own cheek cells under the microscope in the Science labs at Chace. We also has a visit from the Titan II Truck run by RS Components, the truck is worth over one million pounds and is 35 tons. Both the primary students and students at Chace were able to go on the Titan II Truck. On the Truck they experienced two different virtual reality video games, learnt about how 3D printers work and can be used to make prosthetic limbs and found out how augmented reality is used to make apps such as Pokemon go! The also heard about different British inventors who are doing amazing things with STEM right now. The primary students were taken around Chace by a team of 30 Year 9 STEM Ambassadors who answered their questions about life at ‘big’ school, supported them with their experiment and helped them find their way around the school. The primary students and their teachers were very impressed by our students and said that they day wouldn’t have been such a success without them.
The Big Bang Fair at Chace was a huge success and engaged everyone in a range of STEM activities.

Middlesex English Schools Championships 2018

Well done to the Chace studentsl who represented the Enfield Team at the Middlesex English Schools Champs 2018.

They all had a fantastic experience competing against all boroughs in Middlesex. All athletes were competing at a high standard and most pupils who represented the Enfield team were Chace students. Excellent attitude towards P.E. and Sport in general. Well Done!

First Give 2018

First Give is an educational school programme which helps young people use their time and talent to improve their community. At Chace, students in Year 9 spend 2 months during Life Skills lessons identify a soical issue in our community, engage with a local charity that address them

Students select a charity and then produce engaging presentations that champions their chosen charity to complete in the School Final in order to complete for a grant for their charities and win £1,000.

The 8 charities that were represented this year were:

9DKO     Enfield Charitable Trust
9AFG     Age UK, Enfield
9DDO    Cancer Research UK, Enfield
9LWI     The Shane Project
9MBR    Mind
9SAD     Enfield Caribbean Association
9AWI     Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
9KAN     Bikestormz

As well as producing a presentation, groups have to get involved in some social action. This

ranged from voluntary work, promoting the work the charity and fundraising.

Over £2000 was raised by our Year 9 students this year which will go towards helping chairities in our local community.

This years final took place on Wednesday 13 June were representatives from the charities attended as well as local community representatives which made up the external judging panel.

All groups should be proud of the work they have done over the pass 2 months however the overall winner of this years First Give Award went to 9LWI. The charity received £1000 from First Give as well as 9LWI raising a staggering £704 from the social action they took part in.

Well done Year 9!!!!

Mayor’s Award in Science

Two of our Year 12 Biology students proudly represented Chace at this years Major’s Award held at Middlesex University.
Both students undertook challenging and interesting science activities against students from other local schools. The academic staff and Phd students were extremely impressed with their work ethic and determination. They were a credit to Chace. A further congratulations to one of the students for coming 3rd in the competition!