Our World in Motion
Sevenoaks School held its third annual Science Week last week, 5-9 March. Sevenoaks welcomed 7000 guests, along with lecturers from the Science Museum, Reading University and The University of East Anglia.
On Friday a Rolls Royce Merlin spitfire engine, a model spitfire and a traction engine visited the school, while above the campus Aerostars Air Display team gave an air display with six Yak 50 aircrafts.
The theme was chosen to encompass many aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and key events included lectures by Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, Dr Richard Harvey, Senior lecturer of Computing Sciences at UEA, and Shadow Robotics.
This year, taking a STEM approach, we incorporated Maths into the week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing. Bletchley Park Enigma Outreach visited with a genuine Enigma Machine, and Sevenoaks is running a nationwide code break competition for school pupils.
Other activities included London Science Museum shows, Young Engineers Challenge, jewellery making classes for adults and physics lessons for adults.
Download a press release about Science Week 2012
Go to the Science Week website