On Weds 16th March, St Julian’s School will be hosting the ‘IET Faraday Challenge Day 2016’.
The Faraday Challenge Days are one day Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities designed for teams of Yr 7 students.
IET Faraday Challenge Days are set up and run by a team of STEM professionals and give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.
The BBC’s ‘Make It Digital’ campaign has been launched this year and a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, is to be given FREE to every Yr 7 student across the UK. 129 individual events will run at schools, universities and organisations across the UK.
The winning team from each event will take home an Amazon voucher for themselves and an exclusive IET Faraday/BBC micro:bit sports watch, as well as gaining a place on the league table. The top teams at the end of the season will go forward into the National Final later in the year.
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On Saturday 5th March, the senior debate team will be competing in the district final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. The event is being hosted at Cowbridge Comprehensive school and timings are to be confirmed.
Spectators are welcome and urged to come along to support Bethan Thomas, Jessica Harding and Mason Steed.
Good luck from all at St Julian’s School.
On Saturday two of our year 13 students, Molly Kidd and Jessica Harding competed in the prestigious Cambridge debating competition. The event was hosted by Howell’s School in Llandaff, and consisted of three rounds of British Parliamentary style debating involving 31 teams of highly experienced debaters.
There was an excellent standard of debating, as well as being fierce and competitive. However, both Jessica and Molly were confident and managed to secure 2nd place in round 1, 4th place in round 2 and 3rd place in the penultimate round. Well done both!
The news of who will make it to the finals day is to be announced shortly.
The week beginning 1st February each house will be told to bring in a ‘sponge cake’ on the following days to T6:
Tuesday 2nd Feb- Llywelyn
Wednesday 3rd Feb- Caradog
Friday 5th- Hywel Dda
All entries must be clearly labelled with the name and form of each entrant. And then they must be collected at the end of the day. Judging will take place at break time.
The final will then be on Tuesday 9th February p.5. And will consist of the top 12 entrants (3 from each house) cooking with ingredients that they will be given at 2pm. They will have 1 hour to cook.
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists.