“My day at the University of Hull Medical School” by Amelia Selby (Year 7)
As a reward, on Wednesday 24th April, everyone who made excellent progress in Science got to go the University of Hull Medical School. When we arrived we were placed in groups with each group working with two medical students. The aim of the visit was to diagnose and recommend medical treatment for an imaginary patient called Lucy. She had been in a terrible car crash with severe injuries. We got to dress up as doctors with a white coat and use a stethoscope! We listened to each other’s heartbeat, measured blood pressure and watched the reaction of our eyes by shining bright light into them.
After the wonderful trip we thanked everyone and headed back to school. It was so fun, I wished I could have stayed a little longer.
Just so everyone knows, each group managed to save Lucy’s life!
The Climate Science Project is a three year project run by the Science Museum. It aims to create year 9 ambassadors to spread the word about climate change. Schools from all over the country have participated in exciting introductory shows and workshops provided by partner museums in London, York, Manchester and Bristol.
The previous two years of the project have required students to create climate change themed art in the first year, and journalism in the second. In this, the third and final year of the project the students were asked to spread the word of any aspect of climate change using face-to-face communication. The students were given the freedom to choose any form of face-to-face communication to present any aspect of climate change to an audience. The only requirement from this event was to take 30 – 50 photographs to contribute to an exhibition comprising of work from all of the schools involved.
From Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March Newland School for Girls were taking part in the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics week (STEM).
Girls from Year 7 to Year took part in a wide range of engaging activities and on the Friday some pupils from Year 6 joined us for our 'Fabulous Flag Raising' event.
On Wednesday 20 March the Bon Bonz performed live in the Main Hall for our girls in Year 7 and 8. The girls in the band are all keen to support us with our 'Save Our Buses' campaign.
Year 8 pupils from Newland School for Girls have been working towards producing a school news report. They have been working together over the past few weeks, learning new skills such as script writing, filming using video technology and how to edit using iMovie.
At Disneyland Paris, we had the most amazing time. We got to go on all the rides as well as meet the Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse. We spent hundreds of Euros on gifts and souvenirs in both Disney parks and the Disney village. Whilst we were there we attended a Science workshop where we had to design a “green” parade. Our “green” design was based around the Disney princesses, with Tiana as the main character in the parade – she wears a green dress! We watched a stunt show which contained lots of science such as the specialist fire-resistant clothing the stunt men have to wear. We also learned how the parks, via a seminar, are maintained in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. All in all it was the best school trip we have ever been on!!