On 14 February, our science teacher Dr Mahmoud and Mr Oliveria accompanied 32 of our students (26 Year 12 Physics and Chemistry students and 6 Year 11 Triple Science students) to Queen Mary University for a day of well-planned events.

The day consisted of:

  • 1 hour Masterclass on Infrared Spectroscopy
  • 1 hour masterclass on NMR (Proton and Carbon) including a fun Mentimeter session
  • 1 hour tour of the chemistry building and view of the NMR machine
  • 30 minutes lunch on the canal side
  • 30 minutes tour of the Mile End campus, which gave the students the chance to admire the different buildings dedicated to physics, chemistry, maths, biology, engineering, and the student centre. The tour was conducted by two STEM ambassadors, a second year chemistry student and a second year physics student, who kindly answered questions our students had about university life, including what it takes to study a physics or chemistry degree.
  • 1 hour masterclass on condensed material physics and refrigeration, including an engaging activity using elastic bands ran by Dr Phillips

Thank you to Dr Chianello, Dr Philips and Dr Hunt for such an inspirational day.

The feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive, describing the trip as inspiring, motivational, and informative.  Please remember to check our STEM section of the website for the most recent edition of our STEM newsletter and other news and updates.

Thank you to Dr Mahmoud and Mr Oliveira for all their hard work in organising and promoting the trip to our Year 11 and Year 12.