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!
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.
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.
The Year 12 A-Level Product Design & Textiles students enjoyed a succesful trip to the Wellcome Collection and V&A to see how design impacts on health, and how it has developed through the ages.
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.
The trip to the Freud Museum was a huge success! The students had a brilliant day and were given a insight into the work and influence of Freud and the application of this theories to the Psychodynamic approach.
We met the director of the museum and she was really impressed with the student engagement and behaviour and our facilitator commented on their knowledge and curiosity.
Our Year 12’s went on a trip to Highgate cemetery to learn the contextual links they need for their coursework.
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!
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.
Chace Science department worked with Year 5 pupils at Capel Manor Primary School using different nutrient solutions to see which would grow the biggest plants!