Seven of our year 12 students were able to spend an awareness day as guests of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, on Wednesday 12th March. Students from other Nottinghamshire schools were also there, as we found out about life as an under graduate at Cambridge University. After a guided tour of Engineering facilities and seeing students at work on assignments we were treated to lunch in the historic dining room of the College.The afternoon had 4 lectures to choose from, each delivered by a Doctor or Professor of the faculty. We could attend any 2 and we all agreed of the ones we listened to, that they were inspiring and passionately delivered! History, Science, Medicine and Linguistics were on offer.
Dr Hampson’s Go4Set team are coming to the end of their project on designing an island school. Their model is almost finished and they are currently preparing a report to send in to the assessors ahead of their presentation on the 19th March. Their report will focus on how the new school that they have designed is energy efficient and why their design is an improvement on the buildings at Holgate. They have been very keen to make their building wheelchair friendly, and have made sure that none of the classrooms will get as hot as Dr Hampson’s does in the summer!
World Book Day is a fantastic way to celebrate books and all that is amazing about reading. There is lots going on this week already to celebrate it:
Readathon started on Monday and will run for the whole of this week, over 60 students have chosen to take part and have made a great start with some students already finishing a book by Monday afternoon.