ISSUE 3 2013/2014 MARCH 2014
INSIDE THIS EDITION: From the Head
Drama trip to see ‘The Pride’
Rochester Castle and Cathedral The Great Gatsby comes to school
Parent Governor Vacancy
Careers and Work Experience
Year 11 Mock Results Day
Quoridor, Triominoes, Nuble...
Money Raising Charity RNOH
Surrey University trip House Reports
Emil and the Detectives
Best FilmClub kids ever!
Beat Bullying! Sixth Formers in the community…
Primary Cross Country Cup
New York: the trip of a lifetime!
Understanding the Cold War
Debating at Warlingham
Calling all parents…
English Schools Cross Country Finals
Drop Down Days
Year 11: Aiming High!
Dates for your diary
When a group of six Year 9 and another of six Year 13 students set off for the heats of the Surrey SATRO Problem Solving Challenge, no one was sure what to expect. When we arrived at St. Bedes school, the students were shown to their tables, on which there was a pack of materials and copies of the challenge mission: to design a freestanding desktop toy that rotated by wind power. Opening up the packs of materials revealed a motor, batteries, wires and a selection of craft materials that they could use to make the device. The students immediately began discussing their ideas on how to
make the device spin through air power and considered different ways to make it move through the use of a motor and battery. The teams worked together to plan and complete the challenge in an hour and a half. The device needed to rotate freely without being held down to prevent it toppling. The judges included members of sponsor companies involved in Science, Technology and Engineering. They visited all of the tables where the students demonstrated their own version of the device. The judging was split into Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 groups, with winners
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