Ahoy Me Hearties

land ho blog

Jemma and Michael made this sea worthy vessel from nothing more than newspaper and set sail on the good ship TES. Having made their ship they then procceeded to have oodles of fun sailing around the Art studio.

November 4th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Say Cheese

cheesecake blog

Pudding . . . .we had pudding . . . . again!!!!!

A big thank you goes out to Becky and Michael, and possibly Jemma ( she may have had a hand in it), for making us a scrummy cheesecake for pudding today.

Whilst we are at it, we would all like to say a massive thanks to all the people who have been making the lunches this term. It has been a varied and delicious menu so far and we are all very greatful.

Yummy Scrummy in our Tummys

November 3rd, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Nat goes pop

nat blog

Nat finished her first piece on canvas in the Art studio today.

All power to you Nat. Very groovy.

The art room’s a buzz with work at the moment, pop in and see what you can do.

November 3rd, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Work on the chopper begins!

As part of a cross curriculur project we are building a chopper motorcycle inspired by the OCC Lance Armstrong bike. Here Josh and Andrew can be seen taking off  the front wheel. Come back often for updates.

For more about Lance Armstrog and the LIVESTRONG foundation

http://www.livestrong.com/lance-armstrong/

For more about OCC

http://orangecountychoppers.com/occ/index.html

Josh fits a socket to the wheel nut

Josh fits a socket to the wheel nut

October 23rd, 2009 by Ian in Links for students

Sometimes it’s the pupils who teach the teachers!

Chris gets advice on fixing his car

Chris gets advice on fixing his car

Chris had a problem with his universal joint on his landrover prop shaft. It was no problem for James however who showed Chris how to replace the damaged component.  It was the easiest lesson Andrew has ever taught!

October 22nd, 2009 by Ian in Links for students

Can’t get Enuff of that wonderful Duff

duff blog

Tezra’s back in the Art studio, creating a FAB Simpsons Pop Art piece ‘Duff’.

Welcome back Tez

October 22nd, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Callista trip

callista blog

 

Monday saw students go to Southampton where they participated in oceanographic activites.

They measured seawater temperature, salt content with expensive probes and then light penetration using Sechi discs.

A trawl net brought up shore crabs, spider crabs, sea sqirts, only a couple of slipper limpets as well as seaweeds and sponges.

Next we sniffed the mud brought up in a grab from 2 different sites – dont go wading off Fawley refinery; its ozzing with oil.  The clean stuff was full of oxygen and animals.

The plankton trawl was displayed using the boats lab microscopes and screens. 

We saw copepods http://academics.smcvt.edu/dfacey/AquaticBiology/Freshwater%20Pages/Copepods.html

and diatoms http://chsweb.lr.k12.nj.us/mstanley/outlines/protista/protists.htm which the fish feed on.

The University staff were great and let some of the students drive theboat.

Great day out.

October 21st, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

electric generators

cranking up the generator

cranking up the generator

Jay has completed making a generator in science.
Winding all those turns on the cotton reel took ages.
He managed to generate 34mV of electricity
He then scored 9/10 in an  electricity test on-line.
All in a days work!!
Well done Jay
October 21st, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Skysketching

Jordan throw negatived blog

 

Jordan experimented with chaos painting in Science/Art today.

Taking influence from the glory days of the terraces, he used a till roll to make a ‘Glyph’ in the sky.

Andy Goldsworthy meets Tony Cragg

http://www.tony-cragg.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Goldsworthy

October 20th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students

Wordled

Jay Cooper Privatre Peaceful wordle blog

Jay has ‘Wordled’ his opening statement for his ‘Private Peaceful’ essay, and created something really rather special.

Good work Jay . . . and in English too!

Have you wordled today?

http://www.wordle.net/

October 19th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students