As preparation for Refugee week, all Year 8 students took part in a live interactive intercultural experience. "Desperate Journeys" explores the global refugee crisis by tracking the journey of a family forced from their home in a war torn country. It is a challenging piece based firmly on facts.
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.
The Year 12 Psychology visit to University College London was very enjoyable and impressive; we had the amazing opportunity to have a guided tour of the Neurology Centre. The researchers showed us an MEG and MRI (fMRI) scanner as well as giving a full explanation of their purpose and way they function. This allowed us to understand exactly what we had learned in our Psychology lessons, because we could see them in practice as well as see the software used and real examples of the imaging technology. We watched a person in the MEG scanner and saw live data being transmitted to a nearby computer where we were explained what was happening. The same happened with the MRI machine where we learnt how doctors and psychologists use this hardware to run tests and analysis on their patients. During this visit they used a pineapple to show us the structural aspect of how an MRI works, alongside previously taken brain scans in both an MRI and fMRI format. Learning the ways the analysts controlled and viewed the different types of data was very interesting, not to mention useful, because we could experience first hand what we had learnt in lessons.
Lucie, Year 12