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.
On Thursday 7th March, Science teachers Miss Chan and Mr Thorne visited Aveley Primary to deliver our weekly afterschool Science club. This week we were making ice cream from milkshake using only ice, salt and science! Thank you to our year 7 students who supported the session and Patsy Martin, one of our science technicians, for sorting all the materials needed.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
YEAR 11 - END OF YEAR REWARD TRIP: At Ormiston Park Academy, your child’s success is very important to us. During October, we wrote to you about the exciting and extensive intervention, achievement, revision and rewards programme we have put in place throughout Year 11 to support your child at this crucial time. One of the really exciting aspects of the programme is the Year 11 Ultimate Reward Trip, which we can now confirm will be a 4-day, 3-night residential trip to EuroDisney, Paris, and taking place on Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July. The trip includes: Return travel by coach from OPA to Disneyland [...]
On Thursday 24th January, the first session for the KS2-3 OPA Science Club at Aveley Primary School took place. The Science club is delivered in collaboration by Mr Sisterson, the Aveley Primary Science Lead teacher, and the OPA Science team. For the very first session of the new afterschool club, which will run every Thursday at 3:10 – 4pm, the students were able to investigate animal and plant cells under the microscopes. Ms Thacker and Miss Ryan, from OPA Science department, were accompanied by four incredibly helpful Year 7 Science Ambassadors; Ashley, Kerrie-Ann, Mathew and Ryan. Using specialist stains, the students [...]