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They are creating a visual representation of the relationship between different nations over the past three hundred years, and using their knowledge to predict how this might change in the future.
Students studying A-level Applied Science recently visited Colchester Zoo to help them complete a detailed survey on how science is used in the day-to-day running of a zoo. They attended 2 hour-long sessions with the zoo’s Educational Officer where they were fascinated by the forensic science involved in tracing poachers and were able to handle rare items such as white rhino horn that had been confiscated by customs. Students were also able to see how DNA analysis is used to maintain species diversity by careful selection of breeding pairs.
Despite the weather the students remained enthusiastic and managed to gather lots of useful information, interviewing a variety of staff and students.
Please see the current house points standings below (snapshot taken 9am)
We have planned three information coffee mornings for any parents interested in applying for their children to join the Simon Balle Reception Class in September 2015.
For more information please follow this link: http://www.simonballe.herts.sch.uk/sbs-expansion/coffee-mornings/
Congratulations to all the successful candidates for the school parliament. Hustings were held over the last two weeks weeks with candidates having just 50 seconds to appeal for the mandate of their peers, who then voted via ballot paper. Votes were then counted using the D’Hondt method of Proportional Representation and the year group informed of the result by Head Boy Nick Stokes and Alex Thomson, parliamentary chair.
Our parliamentarians for the current term of office are:
Y7: Anthony Corbett and Chloe Hill
Y8: Amir Hrustic and Emma Liddle
Y9: Ben Standon and Matthew Strange
Y10: Philippa Shattock and Alex Willis
Y11: Taro Craddock and Matthew Parris
Y12: Jess Pointon and Patrick Tarry
Y13: Isaac Daar and Ed Flanagan
During Hertford Children’s Book Festival some Y8 students were taken to Hertford Theatre to see performances of reading, poetry and plays. While at the theatre they met Martin Freeman and Simon Pegg as well as listening to readings by Holly Smale and John Hegley
The second half was devoted to an enthusiastic performance of Private Peaceful which the students found most enjoyable. We would like to thank the organisers of HCBF for putting on such an inspiring event.