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Celebrating Science at Cheslyn Hay Academy: A National Science Week to Remember

13th March 2024

This March, Cheslyn Hay Academy burst into a spectrum of scientific inquiry and discovery, marking National Science Week with a series of events, competitions, and presentations that showcased the incredible talents and curiosity of our students. From engaging presentations by Year 12 students to our youngest scholars in Year 7 and 8 making significant strides, the week was a testament to the vibrant scientific community within our academy.

Inspiring Young Minds: Year 12 Presentations

Our Year 12 students stepped into the roles of educators and mentors as they presented on the topic of time to 460 Key Stage 2 students from our primary feeder schools. Edlyn, Megan, and Amber, among others, impressed with their ability to impart knowledge, field questions, and interact with the younger students’ inquisitive natures. This initiative not only bridged the gap between primary and secondary education but also laid the groundwork for an even grander science fair linked with British Science Week. Our aim? To inspire and prepare these young students for their own contributions to science, starting with their participation in this year's science fair in July.

A Dive into Microplastics

The importance of environmental science was highlighted by a commendable entry into the British Science Writers Association competition, focusing on the impact of microplastics on marine life and human health. This entry not only echoes our commitment to critical global issues but also connects with our Trust "Big Move 4 - Sustainability" initiative and year 9 science projects, demonstrating the comprehensive and interconnected approach Cheslyn Hay Academy takes towards science education.

Celebrating Success: British Science Week Competitions

The enthusiasm and creativity of our students were on full display during British Science Week, with an overwhelming number of entries that made the decision process incredibly difficult. Yet, amidst this outstanding participation, several students stood out:

House Winners:

Fawcett House: Year 7 - Amelie,, Year 8 - Rebecca

Turing House: Year 7 - Grace , Year 8 - Jayme

Seacole House: Year 7 - Phoebe, Year 8 - Evan 

Tolkien House: Year 7 - Elsie, Year 8 - Matthew


Overall Winners:

Year 7: Grace

Year 8: Rebecca 

These students not only represented their houses with distinction but also embodied the spirit of inquiry and discovery that defines science at Cheslyn Hay.

A Look Ahead

As we celebrate these achievements, we also look forward to sharing images and highlights from our British Science Week entries, showcasing the creativity and scientific insight of our Year 7 and 8 students. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to celebrate the fantastic work of our students across all areas of the curriculum.

Science at Cheslyn Hay is not just about experiments and theories; it's about inspiring the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and leaders. With so much happening across the trust, particularly in the arts, it's essential that the incredible work in science gets the recognition it deserves.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more updates and features as we continue to explore, discover, and innovate. Together, we're not just learning science; we're living it.