NHEHS Maths & Science Week 2023
By Flora D and Nur M, Year 12
On Monday, Biology day, the Year 12 science representatives ran a Worst Witch science show for the Junior school students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
We made various potions such as the ‘invisibility potion’ (also known as a titration), ‘the flying show’ (using a Van der Graaf Generator) and explosions (coke and mentos).
We were very lucky to have furry visitors during the day including an owl in assembly and the Year 10s were fortunate enough to pet animals ranging from a monkey to a pygmy hedgehog. The Year 7s also took part in the finals of the New Scientist Roulette with the winning topic being about evolution and prehistoric humans.
Next, on Tuesday we enjoyed our Maths Day, more colloquially known as Pi Day. We started off with a Maths theme in our assembly looking at uses of Pi in our everyday lives.
Next there was a scrumptious Pi themed bake sale with cakes such as berry pi pie, a treacle tart pi and pi themed cupcakes. We all enjoyed some lovely Pi treats.
During form time we also had fun assembling a Pi Line skyline which will soon be put up around the school.
The Year 8s had an extra fun day as well going to visit Kew Gardens to take part in a crime scene investigation.
We rounded off our celebrations with a Pi recital competition during lunch with the winner being Agnes H who was able to very impressively recite over 400 digits of Pi from memory. Overall, we had a great day celebrating Maths.
On Wednesday, we celebrated Computer Science starting with challenges set up for the school, specifically Year 9s. They enjoyed the challenges posed to them as they stretched their knowledge and gave them a taste for GCSE computing. Computer science was also highlighted as an important part of science week on Thursday with an AI assembly in which we all learnt lots.
On Thursday, Chemistry Day, the Year 7s created their very own Periodic Table which is being displayed in the Lower Atrium. We also had a very interesting assembly about Artificial Intelligence by the computer science representatives making our very own painting of Lana Del Ray and a rat in a pointillism art style.
On Friday, Physics Day, the physics representatives ran a club for year 9s before school. The year 8s have also been working on their amazing CREST projects for many weeks and finally got to showcase them at the CREST fair at lunchtime.