On Friday 15th March, our year seven students took a trip to the 'Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair' at the NEC, Birmingham with the science department. The fair was a great opportunity for students to get hands on with all of the latest science technology. They experimented with everything from virtual reality helmets, bridge building, formula 1 technology, robotics and had chance to see the Bloodhound land speed record project up close. They also attended a show, in which they looked at microscopy and human cells up and enjoyed interactive exhibits. We look forward to another trip next year!
At Chapel-en-le-Frith High School we love the opportunity to get involved in some bookish fun. What better excuse to do this than World Book Day?! We were overwhelmed in the library at lunchtime by the enormous turn out of students for the World Book Day Quiz!
The library was crammed full with enthusiastic, bookish students eager to win some World Book Day treats and prizes!
All of our students have also been busy reading the first chapter of the book Stay a Little Longer, written by Bali Rai who will be visiting our school in April. Tutors have read this chapter with their tutor groups to launch this year’s World Book Day tutor time competition to win a meet and greet with Bali Rai. To enter, students can create an alternative book cover for Stay a Little Longer or write a diary entry from the point of view of one of the main characters, so there is something for everyone to be able to take part in.
On Friday lunchtime we were delighted to welcome Reading Matters Bookshop to our school to make it really easy for our students to cash in their World Book Day vouchers! This event proved popular and Reading Matters were impressed with our lovely students and their enthusiasm.
Students were also be entered into a free raffle just for checking out a library book this week! Prizes winners were drawn out on Friday.
We look forward to welcoming Bali to our school in a few weeks’ time to continue to promote the message to our students that reading is rewarding.