Archive for March, 2016

British Science Week 2016 (14th-18th March)

The Science Department was at full force this week for British Science Week.  All tutor groups created balloon-powered cars as part of their Tutor Challenge!  Top of the class were Rowling PW and Branson KH with excellent designs.

Students also came to visit the Science Department at lunchtime for acid fizz mess, creating lava lamps, racing lotus flowers, paper airplane and helicopter competitions. There was even a science photobooth.

 

Y11s having fun in the photobooth

Y11s having fun in the photobooth

Hologram

                                    Hologram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons also had a science week theme, with classes getting messy with our viscosity of fluids practical, making holograms, testing trebuchets and creating hovercrafts!

Year 7s also had the opportunity to visit Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, where all students got to explore the hands-on exhibits, watch a planetarium show and have a go at a K’nex bridge building challenge!

All in all, a brilliant week was had by staff and students alike.

The Year 7 trip

                 The Year 7 trip

 


Regents Park students celebrate Pi Day!

 
Did you know that March 14th is annual Pi day? The ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference is 3.14 (two decimal places) and is celebrated world wide as ‘third month, fourteenth day’. This year, when rounded to four decimal places, Pi = 3.1416, which neatly reads as ‘fourteenth March, 2016’.
Tutor groups explored this idea by playing a Pi themed dingbats game in tutor time. Mathematics and Statistics classes investigated the surface area, circumference and volume of cakes; tidying up after this activity inevitably led to the eating of them!
So remember, mathematics is everywhere…

KS3 Swimming Gala

On the 2nd March 2016, the PE Department hosted a swimming gala for all year 7, 8 and 9 students. There was a massive range of events so that even the most reluctant swimmer could get involved. Events varied from traditional races, such as freestyle and backstroke, to the more obscure and entertaining events like the piggy back challenge and the boat race.

A big well done to all who took part! There was an excellent turnout across all three year groups and each event was full of enthusiastic participants. At the end of the day, one student commented that he was “tired” but “had loved it!”

Sport events at Regents Park are always well supported by PE teachers, but they could not run such huge events without the support of their Y9 PE Champions. Finally, teaching and student volunteers from Richard Tauntons Sixth Form College provided invaluable assistance.

Mrs. Croud, Curriculum Leader for PE, would like to extend her thanks to all the staff and students involved, whether as contestants or supervisors.


Read all about it: BBC School Report 2016

BBC School Report 2016

For the student news reports, click here:   http://regentsparkcollege.org.uk/bbc-news-school-report/

Sam gets ready to film.

Sam gets ready to film.

 

Every year RPCC students in Year 8 take part in the March ‘BBC School Report’ news day.

This is a programme run by the BBC where students work to a deadline reporting local and national news stories. It is designed to give students an understanding and experience of what it would be like to work in a real newsroom.

Students prepare  during their English lessons, learning what a news report should look like. They also learn how to proofread and develop presenting skills. Finally students learn just how important effective teamwork is in the world of journalism.FullSizeRender[1]

This year, Mrs Cox and students from 8BX spent Thursday 10th March in the library – which was converted into a busy newsroom, complete with a green screen for reporting stories. Local stories included: the plight of a local girl for a lifesaving stem cell transplant; premiership ticket price caps and a local fire which almost snatched the lives of a family, whilst national stories included: the outbreak of the Zika virus; the EU referendum and energy price caps.

Kate of 8BX had this to say about taking part: ‘I liked the fact that we actually got to write and film our stories; we didn’t just sit there and learn about writing and reporting, we actually got involved.’

Alfie added: ‘It gave me the opportunity to research, write and film stories, which I really enjoyed.’

Mrs Cox and Mrs Ukahi help edit the news.

Mrs Cox and Mrs Ukahi help edit the news.

Students worked tirelessly during the day, demonstrating initiative, reliance and maturity. A big thanks goes the Mrs Cox for organising and running this event and to Mrs Ukahi who supported for the day.

 

 

 


Schools Direct Coffee Morning: Thursday 24th March 2016 at 09:00

Are you interested in the School Direct Teacher Training Programme? Would you like to do your training at Regents Park or one of the other partner schools? Then why not come to the coffee morning on Thursday 24th March at Bitterne Park School and find out all about it.

The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of seven schools across Hampshire & Wiltshire, one of which is Regents Park Community College who currently have staff posted within their English, Creative Arts and Physical Education departments.  We are holding a School Direct Coffee Morning at Bitterne Park School for anyone considering a career in teaching secondary biology, business studies, chemistry, computer science, dance, design & technology, drama, economics, English, geography, mathematics, modern languages, music, or physics.

This event is intended to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the School Direct Teacher Training Programme and to find out more about how to apply to The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance.  Places are limited, so please register to attend by emailing: teaching.schools@bitterneparkschool.org.uk


 
 
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