This term has seen our students taking part in Science week, a national ten-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our theme was 'Drowning in Plastics' which links in with the Trusts commitment to reduce the amount of single use plastic in all of our academies.
Students from Years 7 and 8 have been taking part in lots of activities including researching and testing types of plastic, what they are used for and what are the most environmentally acceptable alternatives. All groups have focused on the negative impact of plastics on the environment and how they affect the biodiversity of different ecosystems. Students also used some GCSE physics to investigate the strength of different kinds of plastics and used their chemistry know-how to make plastic from milk proteins.
A great success for all concerned with some vital messages for students and staff to take away about how they use plastic and what they can do to help sustain our planet.