Year 12 student Eve won a place at the Women in STEM conference at Cambridge University. She was selected to take part in the end of conference debate and shares her new view on plastics in her review of the event.
Well done to Team Rampage who won the close fought Race for the Line competition.
Year 7 teams worked to design and make the fastest rocket powered car. Each car used the same size rocket motor and competed over the same track distance. The students considered aerodynamics and ways to reduce the mass of the cars.
Two intrepid Year 8s pitted their mathematical and technological wits against a series of challenges in the national CyberFirst Girls Competition. The competition was organised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, to generate more interest among young women in the increasingly important field of cyber security.
The TGS Team were delighted to have been placed 11th in the country.
The Race for the Line competition is intended to inspire tomorrow's engineers and scientists with a national rocket car racing competition involving around 70,000 Year 7 / S1 students in England, Scotland and Wales. Year 7 competed in school earlier in the year, and the TGS winning team from the school qualified to compete in the Regional Final.
Recently Tonbridge Grammar School took part in the annual Bloodhound 'Race for the Line' competition. About two weeks before, Year 7 all got into teams of 3 or 4 and each team was given a blue Styrofoam block to shape and sand. Students had to try and make the most aerodynamic rocket car possible with the resources.
On Friday 26th January, Chartwells presented a 'Ready Steady Cook!' display for Year 7 and 8 students. They began by telling the students a bit about food, going into detail about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the different food groups. Then they put on a cooking competition where two teams had a set amount of time to cook a healthy meal to be tasted and judged.
Nobel Prize Fever hit Tonbridge Grammar School last Friday at a
presentation enjoyed by 170 students, including visitors from Sevenoaks
School, Weald Grammar School and West Kent College.