The Bloodhound Project is an international engineering adventure focused on a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. This project aims to inspire the next generation by bringing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life in the most exciting way possible. On Friday 26 February, 90 students from Years 7-9 took part in a workshop run by the engineers and practitioners linked to Bloodhound Education Programme.
Over the summer break, the Science Department were treated to a refurbishment of three of the existing laboratories. Prior to this, the Science teachers who use the labs were asked to design the best layout for inspirational teaching and learning.
Their designs incorporated free moving desks to enable a flexible approach to the classroom set-up and to allow a large space, if required, for kinaesthetic activities and group work. The labs also include state of the art seats to ensure our learners are comfortable at all times, so maximum progress can be made.
The VI Form has been a hub of activity since September with lots of exciting events and fundraisers allowing students to have fun in between their intense studies.
Mr Courtney-Pinn has been selected to compete in the 2016 Virgin London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 24 April 2016. As part of this challenge he is raising money for the charity Children with Cancer UK.
The marathon is 26.2 miles of running. Mr Courtney-Pinn is currently training 5 times a week to ensure that he is able to complete this challenge in the best time possible. He has set himself the task of completing this in 3 hours 15 minutes.