This term saw the rejuvenation of Junior Natural Sciences Society, now under the leadership of Gabriel Ide, Chenai Mandangu, Radh Siddiquee and Feijiro Okagbare.
So far we have had presentations on surface tension, craters and tectonics, with accompanying practicals all reinforcing the key knowledge learnt in lessons and enriching the experience. This has included creating our own volcanoes, producing milk rainbows, and making craters in ‘moon powder’. Special mention goes to Matias Morgan, 8C, who has attended every session keenly, showing dedication, and Felix Ulmanu, 7L, who has demonstrated the utmost enthusiasm and willing to participate in all activities.
We plan to publish the first Junior Natural Sciences newsletter in April, which will be issued quarterly. It will be free of charge and available for download on the school website, as well as issued to every student in years 7-9 in print.
We also plan to organise presentations in which students present to the group on long-term experiments and their self-initiated wider research, in topics of their own interest.
It has been a pleasure to supervise such eager and clever boys, and we hope to continue to build their scientific understanding and thirst for knowledge in the future.