This week I had a glimpse into what the future of education might look like. I donned a virtual reality headset and began to virtually explore the solar system… I even had a ‘virtual PE lesson’ with my instructor telling me what to do. It was truly incredible. My thanks to James Bentley, a former LGS pupil, for talking to pupils from Years 7, 8 & 9 on engineering and technology.
One pupil asked James, “do you think technology will replace teachers?” Perhaps the question was aimed at me…
We have some inspirational Science teachers at Stoneygate: Mrs Johnston, Mrs Angel and Miss Harris. Science should be interesting and experimental and not dull …and that is precisely what our Science department delivers. Well done Year 7 for building/creating some wonderful projects linked to ‘Movement’.
We also tried something new this week- on Tuesday evening we held our first ‘Astronomy Masterclass’ at LGS. I would like to thank Mrs Angel and the Science dept at LGS for making this happen.
Pupils and parents enjoying the astronomy evening…
The importance of a balanced diet was the theme for one assembly this week, with Mrs Angel explaining the science and psychology behind eating. “Why do children prefer dull coloured carbohydrates rather than the ‘rainbow plate’ option?” Hopefully your children will know the answer!
Our second assembly of the week, led by Reverend Kim, had a Science/religious theme. Reverend Kim spoke about the importance of light in the world. She explained how Jack O’ Lanterns originated as a means of warding off evil spirits and the importance of light, metaphorically, for Christians.
A Stoneygate pumpkin outside School House.
It has been a wonderful week, inspired by science. It is therefore fitting to end this blog with the news that a note, written on hotel paper, by Einstein was sold this week for just over £1 million. Einstein, having just won the 1922 Noble prize for Physics, gave the note to a hotel worker, as he had no money to tip him. It reads: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”
The £1million note..
Stars of the Week:
Last week Imran (Y2)…. for making super electricity circuits.
This week William L (Y2) …. fantastic Veetacore tessellation.
Amy and Ethan (Y1)…for super writing about Warwick Castle.
Harveer (Rec)…for making excellent progress in reading.
Finally, thank you to our Y9 Charity Ambassadors and the SSA for organising a cake sale for the NSPCC. We raised £240.38p
Good luck to all the cross country runners tomorrow; I hope to see many of you at tomorrow’s Open Morning.
Mr J F Dobson