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18
October
2018

Northfield School Students Meet Author Robin Stevens

On Tuesday 9th October members of our Library Café group became detectives for the morning when they met murder mystery author Robin Stevens at Conyers School. Bestselling author Robin was touring the country to promote the 8th book in her popular ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series, ‘Death in the Spotlight’. She talked to students about how her childhood in Oxford and her time at boarding school inspired her series about Daisy and Hazel who solve crimes when the adults don’t believe them. The group planned a  murder mystery together deciding who, what, where and when the crime was committed, with Robin...

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17
October
2018

BAE Systems STEM Roadshow

On Thursday 11th October, BAE systems visited Northfield school to deliver their new roadshow “It’s a Numbers game” to Y7 and Y8 students. The Roadshow was devised in response to the Government's acknowledgement that there is already a shortfall of ‘home grown’ scientists and engineers to meet the needs of the country and by capturing the interest of young people aged 10 – 13, we can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come. Throughout the show student were introduced to a series of fun and fascinating ways in...

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8
October
2018

Year 7 Ecology Lecture About Bees

Year 7 got busy this week with a guest lecturer Mr “Bee Man” Mace. As part of the ecology topic they got to examine a hive up close and learn more about the importance of bees as part of our food chains. They also got to taste some home grown local honey. As always year 7 were very well 'bee...haved'  and showed just how well they have settled into the Northfield community.Well done year 7 you have created quite a buzz around school. 

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5
October
2018

Year 11 College Market Place

On Monday 1st October year 11 students got the opportunity to collect information from a number of local colleges and apprenticeship providers. The event was set up as a market place in the school hall and groups of students were given time to talk to college representatives and ask questions regarding their future education.The students collected leaflets and prospectuses which will hopefully help them to decide which colleges and courses to apply for. This will be discussed and followed up within 1-to-1 careers sessions in school. The students were also given a full list of all local college open events...

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5
October
2018

STEM Club Visits High Tunstall College of Science

On 2 October 2018 members of the STEM club attended the annual STEM lecture hosted by High Tunstall College of Science. The students got to hear from Dave Coplin, the Chief Envisioning Officer and Founder of the Envisioners Ltd. Dave provided strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology in his talk named “The Rise of the Humans”. Dave suggested individuals and organisations  "harness not hate the digital deluge, to rise up and take back control of the potential that technology offers to our society”. Students were encouraged to think differently and creatively about technology, and made it their...

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