Soham blogs on the US/North Korea detente

As we know, Trump was elected as President on the 8thof November 2016. Since then Trump made a few tweets about Kim-Jong-Un and his missile strikes around February to early summer of 2017. In these tweets he calls Kim-Jong a “rocket man” and remarks that he has “nothing better to do with his life” than […]

Kasia Middleton argues that actions speak louder than words.

“Actions speak louder than words.”  Although ‘actions speak louder than words’ is a commonly used phrase, I believe it not to be true. Right from the beginning, what has defined us as human beings is our use of language. Of course, our evolutionary ancestors, apes and such could communicate but our hold on words and […]

Kasia blogs the Classics Trip

On Tuesday 18th June, the year 9 and 10 Latin sets visited Copthill School for a morning of Classics activities. We started off in a maths classroom, learning about Roman numerals. The year 6s were challenged to create the longest word they could in Roman numerals that made a valid number. This proved more difficult […]

When was the periodic table created and by whom? blogs Joseph Johnson Copas

The original periodic table was created by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor.  At the time there were only 58 known elements, in comparison to today’s 118, so his exact periodic table varies from the modern day one but Mendeleev adjusted and left gaps for unknown elements. He looked […]

Asa Monahan asks: Why is Music Such an Effective Conveyor of Emotions?

Why is Music Such an Effective Conveyor of Emotions? There are two types of basic musical scale: The major scale and the minor scale There are two theories I have decided to focus on that may answer why we associate major and minor keys with emotions. A theory of our association with this is that […]

Rob Chew blogs about the benefits of volunteering.

Second Helpings – Solving food waste and feeding people   Second Helpings is an environmental charity which operates in Stamford from the Methodist Church in Barn Hill.  It helps to solve two problems – food waste and people going hungry – by collecting food which would otherwise be wasted and cooking it up into nutritious meals […]

Duncan blogs an essay: A short history of the genetic alteration of animals.

A Short History of the Genetic Alteration of Animals   The first-time humans changed or altered the look and genetic makeup of a species of animals was longer ago than you might think. It happened at least ten thousand years ago when early man first domesticated the wolf There is big debate when humans first […]