British Science Day 2018

British Science Week takes place between the 9th and 18th of March 2018. The majority of the events at Chantry took place on Friday 9th of March. We had the entire day devoted to enrichment activities relating to the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The aim of all of the activities was to:

  • Engage every student in a range of STEM enrichment activities
  • Raise the profile of STEM subjects at Chantry
  • Help the students see the fun side of STEM

Year 5 students went to the Life Science Centre in Newcastle to see the current exhibition and take part in a Fossils or Rubbish Rockets workshop.

Year 6 students took part in a carousel of activities that included:

  • Technology Tom
  • Creepy Crawlies Roadshow
  • Dove Marine Lab
  • Printing using the heat press
  • Challenging perceptions about STEM careers
  • Cockle Park Farm workshop

Year 7 students went to Newcastle University to take part in STEM day. All students had a tour of the campus and took part in some workshops linked to Science & Engineering.

Year 8 students took part in a carousel of activities that were run by STEM Ambassadors, KEVI students & Chantry staff:

  • STEM Ambassador Tina Scrafton form PDSA
  • Fingerprinting workshop
  • Magnets and Electromagnets workshop
  • Fibre analysis using optical microscopes with KEVI Science Ambassadors
  • Testing leaves for starch workshop

Many thanks to all of the parents and visitors that supported the event.

British Science Week 2016

BSW_logo_2016_3British Science Week takes place between the 11th and 20th of March 2016. The majority of the events at Chantry took place on Friday 11th of March. We had the entire day devoted to enrichment activities relating to the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The aim of all of the activities was to:

  • Engage every student in a range of STEM enrichment activities
  • Raise the profile of STEM subjects at Chantry
  • Help the students see the fun side of STEM

Year 5 students went to the Life Science Centre in Newcastle to see the Robot, Cyborgs and Androids exhibition and take part in a ‘Science of Sound’ workshop. The Life Science Centre were doing their press release for British Science Week on the 11th, so keep an eye out for Chantry students on the local news and in the press.

Year 6 students took part in a carousel of activities that included:Tom2016

  • Technology Tom
  • Creepy Crawley Roadshow
  • Dove Marine Lab
  • Printing using the heat press
  • Marble Run Challenge
  • Spaghetti Towers (structures project)

Year 7 students went to Newcastle University to take part in a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) day. All students had a tour of the campus and took part in some workshops linked crime scene investigation. The workshops took place in the STEM room, FMS room and HaSS room to allow the students to see and use a range of the University facilities.

Year 8 students took part in a carousel of activities that were run by STEM Ambassadors and KEVI students:

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  • Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Shasun Pharma Solutions
  • Newcastle University School of Marine Science
  • Siemens
  • KEVI Student Science Ambassadors

Many thanks to all of the parents and visitors that supported the event. More information about some of the activities will be in our next newsletter.

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National Science & Engineering Competition Finals

M&S NSEChantry Year 7 students Miriam Cummins and Stephanie Shek have qualified for the National Science and Engineering Competition finals, which will be held in Birmingham in March 2016.

The girls took part in the regional heats of the competition during their recent attendance at the Big Bang North East Fair.

During the heats, which involved hundreds of students from across the North East, the girls wowed judges with their detailed work “Investigating How Well Chewing Gum Removes Plaque”.

The project work of Ronan Gascoigne and William Lister, “Testing the Effectiveness of Plant Food”, was also highly commended by the judges.
It is the second year that Chantry students have been nationally recognised for the quality of their Science investigation work. The whole school congratulates them on their hard work and success.

British Science Week Komatsu Visit

SKom2compome of our Year 7 students got to visit Komatsu as part of our British Science Week celebrations at Chantry.

Students found out about the history of the Japanese company and were shown where Komatsu have sites in the UK, Europe and around the rest of the world.

After a safety briefing the students got to do a full site tour where they got to see the production process of hydraulic extraction machinery. The students got the chance to see every stage of the production process starting with boom fabrication and finishing with the Kom3compelectrostatic painting system.

All students got the chance to test drive one of three diggers in the factory demonstration area.