Sam Barwise Blogs the International Space Challenge 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE CHALLENGE 2019. The “challenge” began with an early eight o’clock start from school. Fortunately, for us, the competition was just a short trip down the A1. Upon arrival, we realised that the competition was not short of competitors. In total, there were fourteen teams, each with five or six members, from schools […]

Caleb Jelf Calculating lap times around a race track (Vlog + Blog) Please see the above video on Vimeo which is my final submission for my Scholar’s Project. Below are some additional notes further explaining the methodology and the bibliography, please see also the Excel spreadsheets for the workings. Methodology Initially I read the book ‘Physics for Gearheads’. The project is largely derived from information in […]

How and Why are Organisms Genetically Modified? Asks Charles Anson

How and Why are Organisms Genetically Modified?  Year 9 Scholars project 2019, Charles Anson  What is meant by the term “Genetically Modified Organism” (GMO)? An organism is a biological term to describe a ‘living thing.’  It could be a plant, animal, human, bacteria or virus. To modify something, means to change and genetics are the study […]

Charlie McClaren blogs about the importance of Live Theatre

How important is Live Theatre? Live theatre is drama performed to an audience, it typically takes place on a stage, although many other venues and areas facilitate live theatre, even streets in busy towns. The theatre can be performed by any number of people, ranging from hundreds to just one actor. These performances can have […]

Samuel Barwise blogs on how Wilfred Owen writes about war

Dulce et Decorum Est ‘How does Wilfred Owen write about war?’   ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ is an extremely well known first world war poem written by Wilfred Owen. The poem was based on his horrifying experiences in the trenches of the ‘Great War’. Owen was an officer in the second Manchester Regiment with a […]

Henry, Stamford Schoolboy and Professional Stuntman!

Free Rein Filming – October 2018   In October 2018, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a stunt rider for a Netflix originals series called “Free Rein”. There are already two series out on Netflix; it’s an Emmy-award winning show aimed at 8-12 year olds, who love horses! The series needed an experienced […]

Caleb Jeff talks Petrol and the Perkin’s Global Engine Development Team!

After a week with Perkin’s Global Engine Development Team, Caleb outlines the key differences between gasoline and petrol engines. Firstly, diesel engines don’t have spark plugs: the air is let into the cylinder and compressed, when you compress something it heats up. In this case, the air heats up to usually at least 500°C. The […]