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Science Department all set for National Science and Engineering Week

12th March 2015

Tomorrow sees the start of British Science Week and our Science Department has been busily preparing a whole range of activities for students to take part in. These will range from an Electron Microscopy workshop to a chance to share a solar eclipse in a live screening, with Professor Brian Cox providing some of the commentary; and from talks on Marine Energy and Conservation at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, to science demonstrations, competitions and other challenges. 

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The event enjoys excellent support from our universities, governmental bodies, and big business. According to organisers, the British Science Association, (, ‘the week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.’ The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix.

Here is a summary of the fascinating programme that Trinity students can look forward to:

  • Monday 16th March – A small number of Year 10,11 and 12 Biologists will be attending a “World in Miniature” workshop at Plymouth University Electron Microscopy Unit
  • Thursday 19th March – An “Explain That” Science competition will be running throughout the day in school, and will involve a range of fun science demonstrations, the challenge being to explain the science behind what you see.  Classes will visit during the day but all students are welcome at lunchtime or club-time.
  • Friday 20th March – It is hoped that all students will be able to view the 85% solar eclipse which occurs around 09.30 via a link to a camera set up in school which will be live streamed to all school computers. There will be a link to some clips of Brian Cox talking about the eclipse from shows going out on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Friday 20th March – Key Stage 3 Science trip to Plymouth Marine Aquarium with workshops on Marine Energy and Conservation