Thought for the week:
Event: Ada Lovelace Day (14th)
Quote: ‘I never am really satisfied that I understand anything.’
Source: Ada Lovelace
 

Holgate Students Learn Lifesaving CPR Skills

On Monday 16th October 187 students from The Holgate Academy took part in Restart a Heart Day. This involved Holgate student learning lifesaving CPR skills.
 
Today, if you suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK, you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. In places such as Norway where CPR is more widely taught it is as high as four in ten. There are several other key factors to this success such as increasing the number of Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in the community, but getting members of the public to initiate CPR before the arrival of an ambulance is crucial. Restart a Heart Day is a designated day of action across Europe with the aim to teach vital lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. The aim of the day was to teach 150,000 young people CPR across the UK. The final numbers are still being counted, but 187 of them will be from The Holgate Academy. 

Shoe Box Appeal 2017

Want to bring smiles to the faces of Kenya's neediest children this Christmas?
Once again The Holgate Academy will be taking part in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.
 
If you wish to donate items to the shoe box appeal please bring items into school. The final date for the packing of the shoe boxes is 17th November 2017. Please don’t leave it until the last minute!

Physics Students Visit Nottingham Trent University

On Thursday 21st September year 12 Physics students visited Nottingham Trent University to see what studying Physics at a higher level is like.  After a long tram journey and a quick walk, we arrived at Clifton campus and met Ed, our guide for the day.
 
We began with a talk on the Northern Lights, learning more about how this phenomenon occurs and how it’s one of the ways our Earth protects us.  We saw some beautiful pictures and the science was beautiful, too!  Then came the hard part; we were tasked with finding the energy of the Northern Lights.  By first considering a candle, we planned out our work and applied the same ideas to some actual research data.  We worked out that the Northern Lights have an energy of several terajoules.  That’s twelve zeros!