Year 10 students Josh Beadle, Lucas Turner and Thomas Morcom making the salt sodium chloride using a technique called a titration. It involves the particularly tricky use of a pipette filler (as demonstrated) by Josh to measure the sodium hydroxide solution. They all did really well and carried out the practical perfectly.
Year 6 created their Rocks of Remembrance last week and Mrs Hudson placed them on the war memorial in Launceston town square on Saturday. Well done Year 6 #remembranceday
Photography and English got all Gothic this week with a Year 9 trip to Bodmin Jail and Roche Rock on Wednesday. After reading Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black, it was time to gather some inspiration for our own Gothic writing, so where better to visit than the site of Cornwall’s last hanging. Under the direction of possibly the world’s best Heritage guide, Jess, we were given an view of the dark world of Victorian and Georgian crime and punishment. Photography students used this time to photograph the severe architecture and sinister settings, which will then be used to support reportage work as well as their own Gothic creations. After the jail, Roche Rock provided a perfect spot for further strange stories, intriguing Gothic images, and a packed lunch. Students explored the chapel, generated more vocabulary and ideas, and generally got Gothic. Thanks to all the students for not getting stuck in the stocks or falling of the rock, and thanks to Mrs Diffey and Mrs Green for all their organising! Thank you to Bodmin Jail and to all involved for following strict COVID guidance during this trip.
Year 6 are learning all about the British Empire and the beginning of World War 1 this half term. As well as having fun in their trenches at Outdoor School, the Year 6 children have created these fantastic pieces of artwork depicting WW1 scenes. Great work Year 6!