On 24th/25th June Great Baddow High STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) project students competed in the National Finals for the UK Rocketry Challenge, held at Charterhouse School, Godalming.
Over many weeks two teams designed, built, tested and modified rockets to try to gain a height of 825ft and a flight time of 48-50 seconds.
They needed to safely carry a payload of 2 uncooked hen eggs.
Both teams’ rockets flew well and they achieved 7th and 8th positions. Details and additional photos can be seen at www.ukayroc.org.uk.
After months of planning and building a bespoke expedition itinerary, a group of GBHS Sixth Form students are off on a World Challenge trip to Tanzania on Friday 11th July.
It is an exciting opportunity and the students will need to work as a team to ensure that they are where they should be, when they are supposed to be there.
The day before departure is spent together as a team making final preparations, checking and dividing up team kit and provisions, agreeing some expedition ground rules, running through all the paperwork and risk assessments, answering any final questions and of course saying goodbye to loved ones.
On 28th April the Geography Department took fifty Year 10 students to Swanage for the week. The trip was to complement the Coasts and Tourism units they had studied in class and they got an opportunity to practise for their controlled assessment which will be coming up in Year 11.
The students were able to see and walk around many of the coastal features they had learnt about in class, including Old Harry and Durdle Door. The students behaved brilliantly and were able to show off their ten pin bowling skills (or lack of them) on the final night to round off a very successful trip.
Miss K Brooks