Scientific Visit to Chalong Bay Rum
In Biology, year 13 students have been learning the complex process of aerobic and anaerobic respiration. This includes the process of anaerobic alcohol fermentation in yeast and plant cells. As a result the students attended a school trip on Tuesday to the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. Here they took part in a brilliant tour of the rum distillery where they were taught about the use of alcoholic fermentation of yeast in the process of converting sugar cane into different types and qualities of Rum. The students tasted the sugar cane juice and had the opportunity to smell the sugar cane wine produced before distillation. The students found the tour very interesting and useful in seeing how the content learnt in class can be applied to real life practical uses. They also enjoyed the delicious ice cream selection available at the distillery as a treat for all their hard work so far this year.
IGCSE Drama Presentations
Before the mid-term break, Year 11 iGCSE Drama students delivered outstanding performances during their first practical drama exam - including two pieces of their coursework: their monologues and group scripted performances for a public audience . They will now begin creating and performing their group devised performance to be performed before the end of Term 1.
‘A Day at the Movies’ Dress Up Day
Year 11-13 Camping Trip
As part of the post-16 programme, approximately 40 students from years 11 - 13 attended a trip to Adventure Mountain between the 21st and 22nd June 2018. The trip was part celebration as the end of this year’s exam series has come to an end. However, it also gave the opportunity for the students to foster good vertical working relationships and exchange ideas, experiences and advice on academics and problem solving. Empathy can be a convincing teacher. The activities the students where engaged in included; ice breakers to develop new working relationships among our students’ Year groups, team building challenges creating opportunities for teamwork and leadership, zip lining and a lot of fun.
Year 7 Science in Action!
The Year 7 students have been working on their practical skills all year in science particularly how to work together and carry out experiments safely in the classroom. They are currently working on Acids and Alkalis and using universal indicator to test for pH which they are all really enjoying and putting a lot of hard work into.
English and Humanities Faculty Week
Phuket Mining Museum
The Year 9s went on a field trip to the Phuket Mining Museum in Kathu. They learnt the rich history of mining in Phuket and how the industry helped Phuket thrive in the 1800’s. Students also saw transport and living styles of the late 1800’s. Many students took interest in the clothes, shops and the fact that in those days Chinese men believed that if they had long hair it would saw they were healthy so they wouldn’t cut their hair. To finish the field trip they had a quiz that contained information that they learned about on the trip.