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Science week 2021: Day 1

Today we began our annual celebration of science, technology, and engineering with half of year 7 and all of year 8 completing their coin plating chemistry activity and year 4 making beautiful lava lamps.

We launched a competition to produce a presentation on the challenges facing technology (deadline: end of school on friday, entries to Neelu- nva@hchnet.co.uk )

Entries continued to come in for the science photography competition with Year 5 leading the way with some excellent photographs showcasing botany, metallurgy, and engineering. Further entries should be emailed to Thomas at tjmw@hchnet.co.uk by the end of school on Friday.

This afternoon, Years 1-4 had an outside assembly showcasing the power of chemistry with some dramatic demonstrations of how energy and gaseous products can be released rapidly during reactions. The assembly finished with an opportunity to meet one of the most beautiful and enigmatic creatures to live locally, the Barred Grass Snake (Natrix helvetica) – our specimen, “Gollum”, is a gorgeous 2-foot example with bright green sides and lots of personality!