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To coincide with British Science Week, pupils enjoyed plenty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths-related activities.

In the Junior School, Year 2 pupils developed their programming and coding skills at a computing workshop, whilst five Year 6 pupils spent an interactive day at the GDST Junior Science Conference at the Royal Institution, creating their own DNA necklaces, building crash test cars and learning about plant bacteria and microplastics in the ocean.

In the Senior School, lunchtimes were spent performing an array of hands-on experiments, dissecting fish and cow eyes and producing flammable methane bubbles and howling jelly babies.  Talks, film screenings and interactive shows shone a light on diverse STEM-related topics, from Indian space scientists and NHS workers to animal behaviour.  Pupils also took part in the GDST STEM spelling bee, inter-House Maths challenges and a creative competition to design a lab coat. Meanwhile, five of our students were shortlisted in the GDST STEM 700-word essay writing contest – read more here.

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