Some of our students in Room 6 are very passionate about persuading students, teachers and families to be aware of the consequences of Palm Oil production. They have created an S.P.O Group (Stop Palm Oil) and have written he following and requested that it be posted on our school blog. We love to see students passionate about causes that they believe in:
“Hi everyone! Have you heard of Palm Oil? Well; of you haven’t we will tell you. It is a type of oil that comes from Palm trees (hint in the name).
Palm Oil production…is destroying animals homes. It has been reported that Palm Oil production is responsible for destroying 40% of the world’s rainforests; that’s 40% of certain animals homes like the orangutan, rhino, gibbon, cotton top monkey, chimp, sun bear, cassowary tree kangaroo and elephant. It is therefore threatening their very existence. There are less than 275 Sumatran rhinos, 500 tree kangaroos and 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
You may think this has nothing to do with you but palm oil is actually in a lot of the foods that you eat; Nutella, skittles and peanut butter for example along with some brands of butter. You can avoid plm oil by checking the ingredients before you buy. Palm oil is in some kinds of shampoos and conditioners also. It is hard to give up pal oil but is IS possible. Many people in the S.P.O group here in our school have given it up. You need to be very carfeul; companies are trying to huide palm oil in the products by calling it palm fat or palm shea. Vego is a very nice and chocolatey alternative to Nutella. Meridin peanut butter is palm oil free.
If you join the S.P. O you can help to spread the word and saves the lives of many endangered animals.
Room 6 were busy mixing pva glue with come flour. Tben mix teaspoon borax in 2 tablespoons water. Mix borax solution into glue and cornflour mixture until it forms a new material a polymer which bonds together when pressed and rolled between hands. Add food colouring while mixing glue and Cornelius to give the ball a colour. Roll and squeeze until it comes together into a smooth ball.
Well done everyone!
Room 6 and Mr. Roche attended the Young Scientists Awards. They were showing their experiment all about whether the use of digital games would improve their table’s test score.
They also got to see lots of other experiments and tests.
It was a great day.
Fourth class had a fantastic day at the Helix, where they had their
minds blown by Andrew Jeffrey the mathemagician! He performed lots of
exciting maths magic tricks and showed us all some good tips on
remembering our tables. What a great way to celebrate maths week!
Here are some of the games we made for the Coding Competition. Have fun trying them out!
The pupils in Room 6 used Python to code the inputs and outputs of a raspberry Pi to record light levels using an LDR (light detecting resistor) and capacitor.
The light levels were recorded in Python and the code turned on and off an LED depending on the readings on the light sensor.
The boys and girls in Room 6 were busy creating projects using the scratch computer programme. They can also work on their projects at home.
Room 6 were busy making electricity quiz boards. They learned how to complete multiple circuits. They were able to ask each other quiz questions and check if the answer was correct by lighting the bulbs and using electricity.
Mr. Roche’s class were busy testing their fitness levels. They then worked on their fitness and coordination and tested the levels again. They used a spreadsheet to enter all of the information before and after improving their fitness levels.
They used graphs to show the differences.