All posts by Marco Kyprianou

The Book Bus!

The top deck of a purple bus was transformed into a mobile showroom stocking over 1000 books. Year 7’s had the opportunity to visit the bus and were able to place an order for the books they wanted to purchase. It was a fun day that sparked conversations around re-creating and modernising a culture of reading. Thank you to all the Year 7’s for their perfect behaviour and the staff from Browns books for Students who travelled such a long way to be with us!

 

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Ben Kinsella Trust

At the end of the summer term, the student council arranged for a non-uniform day. The money was donated to the Ben Kinsella Trust. We raised £636. The money raised has allowed the trust to provide three more anti-knife workshops which will educate 90 more young people about the dangers of carrying a knife.

The next non-uniform day will be at the end of this term and the student council will be asking the student body which charity we should support next.

Vets Trip!

Budding Vets!

We took 26 KS3 pupils to a VIP tour of the potters bar campus, there was a real personal touch as we met two 3rd year Vets who were inspiring and we all learnt loads including Mr. Levi and I!

We have been building this relationship and we will continue to foster this to give the best opportunities to our students at all abilities.

Thanks to all the staff who made this happen, especially Dr. Grace Macintosh and Stuart Patterson who have helped develop the programme with Chace.

Time to Sinh

Chace Year 13 Further Maths students hard at work on a study day during half term. They were learning about Polar Co-ordinates and Hyperbolic Functions. Polar co-ordinates are the 2D version of the spherical co-ordinate system used in GPS. Hyperbolic functions have many applications in Physics and Engineering including modelling the properties of hanging cables such as those between electric pylons.

Boulogne Trip

Year 7 French students went to sunny Boulogne-sur-Mer for the day where they learnt how to make bread and croissants. They also visited the old town and practised their French. Finally, they explored the local sandy beach where they fully enjoyed the glorious weather and warm water. Quelle belle journée!

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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.