Now that Christmas is well and truly over, 6th Form pupils have begun looking to the future in their Enterprise lessons, and thinking about new products to make and sell. They decided to focus on Valentine’s Day, and have already started to package some Valentine’s themed popcorn to sell around school towards the end of this half term. We saw some fabulous enterprising skills from these pupils today, including teamwork and enthusiasm. Well done, 6th Form!
Today 9E made an electroscope. An electroscope detects static electricity and the aluminium leaves at the bottom of the copper wire separate when charged.
We have made our own pom-poms and all of us made the template first using a pair of compasses.
As part of our Uniformed Services taster course, we had to raise money for a charity. As team we decided Combat Stress would be a charity we were interested in and last term we held a waffle, pancake and hot chocolate bar to raise money for Combat Stress. We managed to raise £100 and are very proud of our achievement.
Pupils will return to school tomorrow.
In design and technology, we have been learning about the Chinese New Year. We learned about how the Chinese zodiac signs were ordered and the story of Nian. We wrote Chinese characters using a Fiji technique, to practise the brush strokes, before we wrote our names and zodiac symbols in paint. I hope you like our efforts…
Until next time.