The Mathemagician

January 16th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students
chelsea-maths-001 Chelsea produced a mind map in maths today. We adopted a left field approach, instead of worrying about the things we think we might not know, we started with the things that we do know, and found that actually she knows quite a lot. Not only does she know them but, as demonstrated, she knows them solidly, and as we know from the wonderful work done at the building skills centre, firm foundations are the key. Excellent work Chelsea.


January 13th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students
Abby created Art working in pastels. She created this bright colourful picture using shells as inspiration.

Computer Autopsy

January 9th, 2009 by PhilS in Links for students
Ryan and Andrew spent the afternoon dissecting an old computer to see just what goes on on the inside. The answer is... quite a lot actually. By the time the CPU has processed the info and passed it to the motherboard through the north south bridge and into the hard drive, via the RAM, everything's getting quite heated and needs to be cooled down with heat sinks and fans. All this so we can watch DVDs, the BBC, listen to MP3s and make a cup of tea... well maybe one day. Check out the display in the D&T room.

Thanks to all the Little Santas

January 7th, 2009 by PhilS in News
A really big thank you to all the people who donated gifts to the women's refuge. They really appreciated all the things you gave them and you truly showed the spirit of Christmas.

James’s Bowling Trophy

December 18th, 2008 by PhilS in Links for students
james-redesigns-cradle James redesigned his Cradle for his bowling trophy, see "3D worlds and Objects" blog from november, using 3D software to practice the steps and then copied the proccess in wood. The result was a fine piece of carpentery. Good work James


Callista Survey Trip

December 14th, 2008 by Chris in Links for students
Sasha, Josh and Andrew joined students from Dorchester and Bridport, on a very cold Thursday morning and drove to Southampton University, where they embarked on the research vessel "Callista". On the very, very cold day we measured the temperature and salinity (saltiness) of the water. Using a Secchi disc, we measured how deep the light went. We trawled the bottom and looked at fish, crabs and squid as well as seaweed, seasquirts and slipper limpets. We drove home and Chris couldn't hear for two days because of listening to Andrew's growling "music".

Patricks Tag

December 14th, 2008 by PhilS in Links for students
Patrick developed his colouring style using computer software "Gimp". Well done Patrick.


December 13th, 2008 by Ian in News
Inter-centre quizzes have been running for three years now and at last Sherborne has taken its rightful place as the winner. For years we have let other centres win so they could feel better about themselves but last night we felt it was time to show them what we could do. Our reward was to dance around in a rather embarrassing fashion to the tune of Show Me The Way To Amarillo. The Virtual School team won the wooden spoon, and worthy winners they were too. The photo shows us all with our thinking faces on, a rare moment.

Dylan’s D&T

December 11th, 2008 by PhilS in Links for students
Dylan's been making a jewellery box, in Design and technology, using plyboard. With sliding drawers and a secret compartment, coated in paint with an antique finish. Working with Phil Perry the whole project took four weeks and looks the business.

Mince Pies

December 11th, 2008 by PhilS in Links for students
Emily, Emily and Esme started the festivities rolling today with mince pies for all. Christmas treats are always welcome and food is rarely turned down. Thanks for the Christmas cheers girls.