Wednesday 20th Nov 2019

Gifted Scientists Event




On the 12 November, Christ’s Hospital played host to local schools for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths event. Thirty students from Tanbridge House, Millais and Forest schools came to take part, along with a team of students from CH. Each school team consisted of Third Form (Year 7) students who had been picked to represent their school due to their outstanding achievements and effort in Science lessons over the last year.

This year, the combined group of around forty students were split between the Physics and Food & Nutrition departments. In Food, students were asked to complete a challenge based on the use of raising agents in cakes and the best part, for the students at least, was being given some cakes to go home with!

The Physics department introduced an engineering challenge by asking students to build an egg catapult using only bamboo sticks, sellotape and string, with the winning students able to achieve a distance of around 3 metres.  Both challenges required students to use lateral thinking and their STEM abilities to solve the problem in hand and the students showed great levels of initiative with their solutions.

Well done to students from CH, Tanbridge House, Forest and Millais for taking part in this joint venture.  The next round will be at Tanbridge House in January.