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June 2017 Slug it update

We are in our final week of testing (6 weeks in total). The lettuces have grown well thanks to some glorious sunshine and a dedicated team of yr7s who have watered them regularly. We have encountered a number of snails and earwigs but no slugs, however there is documented evidence of damage over the 6 weeks.

 

This shows how we measure the damage. 5 leaves are chosen at random (using a dice) and are placed under a grid which is divided into 1cm x 1cm squares. Damaged areas are coloured in red and counted in cm2. Sometimes this requires estimating as the damage is rarely a whole square. Then the rest of the leaf is counted in blue pen, so that the RHS can process this data later to account for leaves of different sizes. The data for each leaf is meticulously recorded in a table and will be sent off to the RHS this week.

23/6/17 - Year 9 STEM Project

Back in April, all year 9 students took part in a 2 week STEM activity as part of a nationwide competition supported by the energy company Shell

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17/5/17 - Salters Chemistry Competition at UKC

On the 2nd of May, the Science department took four of our brightest year 8 Chemists to the University of Kent at Canterbury to take part in a local Chemistry competition.

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May 2017 RHS Slug it Research Project

                                                       

IRIS is a charitable trust supporting young people and teachers to develop authentic research in schools. It gives students access to the world of real, cutting edge science by bringing university and industrial experts and equipment into school laboratories. When sixth form students take part in research, greater numbers go on to study science at university and take up careers in science and engineering. By working with teachers to develop their research interests, IRIS also helps to boost their own career development.

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The School has proudly signed up for the ‘Slug It’ research being carried out by the Royal Horticultural Society.