Pupils’ achieving science success

SCIENCE: Natalya Flood, Kate Brown, Alice Hunter, Cara Birch, Cassidy Causer, Lucy Maynar, Chloe Graham, Estella Velenski, Emma Mason and Miya Hartstonge had their science projects selected by judge Dr Marie Squire.

Pupils from Selwyn House are excelling in science and technology.

Ten girls have been selected to attend the Canterbury Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair in September.

Natalya Flood, Kate Brown, Alice Hunter, Cara Birch, Cassidy Causer, Lucy Maynar, Chloe Graham, Estella Velenski, Emma Mason and Miya Hartstonge had their projects selected by judge, Marie Squire, from Canterbury University’s chemistry department.

The project is part of the school’s CREST programme.

Year 7 teachers are further engaging pupils by including elements of “gamification” into learning.

The CREST programme was designed around students earning experience points to go up a level in their stages of learning.

“We take science and technology very seriously at Selwyn House,” teacher Simon Christie said.

Mr Christie stresses the importance of the subjects in his class because he said the girls are living in a time of unbelievable technological upheaval.

“We want our students to not just be a part of that, but to lead it, and lead it ethically,” he said.

SCIENCE: Natalya Flood, Kate Brown, Alice Hunter, Cara Birch, Cassidy Causer, Lucy Maynar, Chloe Graham, Estella Velenski, Emma Mason and Miya Hartstonge had their science projects selected by judge Dr Marie Squire.