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Chemistry News

In February two Y12 students Rhys Ho and Tarabella Middleton spent a Saturday morning taking part in the remote ‘Cambridge Chemistry Race’.  This was a series of progressively challenging questions, aimed at the best 6th form chemists in the country, and our team of two came 28th out of 50, very impressive when you consider they were competing against teams of up to 5 Y13’s.  We are hoping for a podium finish next year!

RSC Chemistry Olympiad Four students took part in the Chemistry Olympiad this term, a very challenging written paper of contextual and stretching Chemistry problems.  Rhys Ho and Joey Leckie were awarded Silver Medals and Janice Wong and Euan Roberts were awarded Gold medals, placing them in the top 5% of a very select cohort of students in the country.  Superb!

Year 10 students have also been extremely busy and  enjoyed getting back into the labs this term and catching up with many of the missed practicals.  They have studied the pH scale, displacement reactions and made crystals of copper sulfate. During lockdown Year 10 students were challenged to make models of of alkanes, with the lure of a chocolatey prize.  Some creative entries were seen, involving models made from plasticine, cake, fruit, golfballs and even socks.  The winners are… Sam Borowski, Oliver Doubell, Evie Shimmin, Sam Rummery, Reni Aigbogun, Archie Bunch, Sophie Lock and Isobel King.

Well done to all!

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As the first half of this term comes to an end, we had great pleasure in awarding our Year 9 scholars today. Well done! 👏

CSPA Artisan Tasting Evening - Friday 19th November
We'll be highlighting our fabulous local suppliers attending the Artisan Tasting Evening over the next few weeks. First up Cellar Head Brewing Company: https://t.co/IdxdbPwcZf
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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum this am… I saw ACTUAL ROMAN PILLARS coming into Cranbrook on a ute for the Apple Fayre! Town closed but forum well and truly open. Brilliant. See you in Octogas later @SchoolCranbrook apple juice stall.


CPD twilight today: Importance of literacy across the curriculum, courtesy of Ms Eastwood, Head of English. Brilliant T&L ideas. (As if you need reminding: make your children read! Words matter in all subjects.)

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