Tamanna Begum undertook a 6 week Nuffield Research Placement at the Heath Hospital, Cardiff during the summer holidays.
Her project investigated biological markers to show whether a person is suffering from kidney disease.61 students were presented with certificates from Professor Sir Martin Evans at the celebration evening on 7 October at Techniquest, Cardiff.
Tamanna discussing her project with Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Martin Evans
Over the summer holidays Sam Bowditch and I went on a work placement at ExxonMobil in Newport to create a magazine for the company. We got our placements after being interviewed and having to sit a test for the company. The job was over 2 weeks and we created the magazine, which they give to all their employees. It was fun but stressful as we were on a strict time limit and deadlines and we had a lot of work to do, which included collecting photos for each article, interviewing employees and meeting a publishing company.
We both really enjoyed the whole process and understand more now what goes into making a magazine. You can read the magazine here on line.
Brittany Stephens, Year 13 pupil
School Of the Week
Sophie Brownson, Argus Reporter, visited us recently and toured the school. She heard all about our exciting site developments and visited lessons.
Read the feature about her visit in the Argus
South Wales Argus – School of the Week
Please congratulate both the Year 9 and 10 football teams for their first round wins in their respective competitions.
Year 9 beat Monmouth 5-1 last Thursday in the Welsh Cup. Goals from Jake Dymond (2), Tyler Phillips, Lewis Short, and Dewi Lloyd-Perkins. Man of the Match Morgan Kempson.
Year 10 beat Newport High 6-0 tonight in the Gwent Cup with goals from Momodou Touray (3), Corey Busuttil (2), and Luke Healy. Man of the Match was Momodou Touray.
During July nearly 50 pupils went on a 4 day visit to France. Some of the places they visited included a visit to Arras; the Wellington Quarry Memorial Museum and Mametz Wood to see the Red Dragon Memorial to the men of the 38th Welsh Division that fell there. A visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower was a highlight for some of those pupils not scared of heights! A whole day was spent at Euro Disney which all the pupils enjoyed – despite the very hot weather! On the way back to school the pupils visited the front-line town of Ypres, which they found to be very moving. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would go again next year.
During the last week of term, the Year 10 Life Skills group organised a very successful Charity Day, in aid of Great Ormand Street Hospital. Pupils from all year groups took part in a football tournament and Zumba classes. Well done to those pupils who organised this and raised nearly £200 for a great charity!