Year 10 scientists spent the day listening to lectures from five leading scientists at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for GCSE Science Live.
The topics ranged from how scientists are working to make nuclear fusion a reality by the latter half of this century to how keeping your Siamese cat cool makes its black markings even darker. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock spoke passionately about her love of all things lunar and her plans to retire to the Moon, whilst Professor Andrea Sella spoke and demonstrated the miracle of ice. Professor Lord Robert Winston captivated us all with film footage of the moment of fertilisation in sea urchins and the development of a human embryo.
There was a section on how to succeed in GCSE provided by a Chief Examiner and all the girls received a booklet containing some useful GCSE tips and techniques. The girls’ behaviour was exemplary and the highlight (for the staff) was the chance of a chat and photo op with Lord Winston.