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Science and Engineering Week 2014

posted 17 Mar 2014, 04:23 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 24 Mar 2014, 05:33 by Web Admin ]
Student working with a Bunsen burner
With 100% of our Year 11 students achieving A* - C grades in GCSE biology, chemistry and physics, Richmond Park Academy can boast about the high standards that our students achieve in the sciences. This is something that we will be sharing with our local primary schools as part of our activities during Science and Engineering Week that takes place from 14 to 23  March.

RPA’s Science Ambassadors will be visiting Holy Trinity Primary School on Wednesday 19 March and Kew Riverside Primary School on Thursday 20 March to host science workshops with the primaries’ Year 6 students. 

Katerina Antonatos, Director of Science Faculty, comments:Our students will show the younger learners how to scientifically test hypotheses, collect data and use scientific evidence to solve everyday problems. We do a lot through our transition programme to introduce primary school students to what to expect at secondary school and we hope these workshops will inspire them and excite them about studying the sciences. It is also a great experience for the Science Ambassadors to cement their understanding by becoming the teacher.” 

We are also delighted to be able to welcome a speaker from the Institute of Physics on Tuesday 18 March, who will perform the ‘Ever Wondered Why?’ show to our Year 7 and 8 students. This is an interactive show that explores the multi-faceted intricacies of the physics world and encourages students to question what they see around them.