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Aveley Primary Science Club


Another fun and engaging Science club activity this week at Aveley Primary School. OPA Science teacher Miss Chan, and Science technician Patsy Martin, were supported by some of our wonderful Science Ambassadors. Lots of fun was had by all and students learned how thermal energy can cause pressure changes in a container.

Aveley Primary Science Club2019-03-22T08:33:29+00:00



Students at OPA are completing some work around finding information about the best playing surfaces for sports in our community. The students hope to use this data to inform us whether we can make an application for a new surface to be installed at OPA for use by all members of our community at the evenings and weekends, helping sporting activities and clubs to grow in Thurrock. The survey will be open for the next two weeks, closing on Wednesday 27th March. We look forward to getting your responses. Many thanks, Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LR9ZPD7


I’m a Scientist / I’m an Engineer live chats


As part of British Science Week 2019, year 8 and 10 students will have the opportunity to speak in a live chat with real scientists and engineers. Year 8 students will be speaking with engineers in the Space Zone and year 10 students will be speaking with scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone. Students have the chance to ask them anything to do with their current research and the importance of their research for today and the future, their experiences in school, college, university and work, or simply their hobbies and interests. At the end of the chat, students will vote [...]

I’m a Scientist / I’m an Engineer live chats2019-03-06T13:50:48+00:00

Live Chat


Family evening live chat with scientists and engineers on Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th March, 7-8pm. Login at home using your log in card and click on CHAT. The live chat sessions are fully moderated.

Live Chat2019-03-06T13:47:15+00:00

OPA Science Club


On Thursday 28th February, OPA Science teacher, Miss Ryan and one of our amazing Science technicians, Patsy Martin, visited OPA Primary School to deliver a food testing practical. The students in Years 3 - 6 from the primary school tested different foods to find out if they contain starch, sugars, protein and fats. Some of our wonderful Science Ambassadors supported this week's session.  

OPA Science Club2019-03-04T11:47:48+00:00

Make Engineering Happen


We are very fortunate to have an opportunity to apply for several FREE places on the following residential course for our students in Years 9 and 10. Any students interested in applying for a place on the course should see Ms Thacker at their earliest opportunity on Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th March, as the free places are subject to availability. Make Engineering Happen – Smallpeice Trust Residential Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 July 2019 at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus 3 days, 2 night full board residential Further information can be found at https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/make-engineering-happen/

Make Engineering Happen2019-03-04T08:57:57+00:00

Brilliant Club students visit to Goldsmith’s university


This term 12 higher-attaining students in years 9 and 10 have been specially selected to take part in The Scholars Programme delivered by the Brilliant Club, to encourage students to aim higher and increase their aspirations. The programme involves mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. It places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver university-style tutorials, supplemented by two trips to highly selective universities in the UK. The first university visit in early January was to Goldsmiths University. As part of this Launch Trip, the students were given a tour of the university site [...]

Brilliant Club students visit to Goldsmith’s university2019-02-12T08:19:35+00:00

OPA & Aveley Primary Science Club


After school on Thursday, Mr Gold and Mrs Jemedze visited Aveley primary school along with three super Science Ambassadors from Yr 7. This week, the students investigated circuits and found out how series and parallel circuits affect the brightness of the bulbs. We look forward to next week when the students will be investigating Acids and Alkalis with Mrs Thacker and Ms Ryan.              

OPA & Aveley Primary Science Club2019-02-08T09:41:13+00:00

Year 7 Progress Evening


We warmly invite you to attend the Year 7 Progress Evening to discuss your child/dependent’s progress as they approach the start of their Year 8 studies. During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet with your child/dependent’s teachers to review the progress they have made since starting OPA and to set targets to help them reach their aspirations for the year ahead. The evening will be held on Wednesday 30th January between 5.00 and 7.00pm. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

Year 7 Progress Evening2019-01-29T10:41:29+00:00