Love Physics Photography Competition – results

Three Stages of Stone Skimming

Back in June, we promoted The Ogden Trust’s “Love Physics Photography Competition”, challenging students to take a photograph that shows ‘everyday physics’.  The competition was open to all Devon schools. We are delighted to announce that one of our students who entered in the Y 7 & 8 category has received a commendation for his entry. Lewis (now in Year 9) entered […]

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STEM Victory


Two teams entered the Hinkley Point “Inspire” STEM Challenge on Wednesday 26th February, held at Cranbrook Education Campus on Wednesday, and our students won! The challenge was to build a crane and a robot, and programme the robot to access a pressure plate which then made the crane lift a piece of wood. In other words, this was a challenging […]

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Buzzing Year 7 on an Exciting Space Day!

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On Wednesday 18th of June, 16 Year 7 students had a fantastic space-themed day at Exeter College. The students explored space in an inflatable planetarium, did two workshops on rocket science and the life of an astronaut run by the National Space Centre, enjoyed a talk about planets and exoplanets given by Exeter University Astrophysics researchers, and had fun with […]

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CSI (Clyst Students Investigate)


You might have noticed Clyst Vale students on Spotlight on Wednesday. This was a report on a project offered by the University of Exeter Medical School in which a group of more able students gained hands on experience of working in a research laboratory. They used clinical trials, DNA sequencing and microscopic scrutiny of mutated microorganisms to deduce who the villain was […]

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Student Physicist of the Year Success


On 29th June I received a Student Physicist of the Year Award at Exeter University. The evening began with undergraduates and postgraduates doing Physics demonstrations, including a fascinating demo on surface tension involving balloons. Then there was a lecture by Dr Mayne about habitable extrasolar planets. The awards were issued by Dr Alice Mills and the head of the Ogden […]

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BPA Research Project


A group of 15 Year 12 students are participating in a unique collaborative research project with the University of Exeter Medical School determining the effects of removing a particular toxic chemical BPA from their diet. This has already involved two visits to Exeter University and a presentation in front of 200 people including the Vice Dean of the University. Our […]

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Met Office Science Camp


Seventeen students from Year 7 were once again invited to the Met Office Science Camp this year. The students were split into teams, with each team taking part in a range of different activities. The activities looked at cloud formation, wind direction and its effect on temperature, flooding and freak weather incidents. The students had the chance to look at […]

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