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Big Bang STEM Fair

A group of Year 8 and 9 students recently embarked on a trip to the Bovington Tank Museum to experience a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities. Their excitement at the different engineering and science futures open to them was clear, as is evidenced in the report below. The following report was written by Jason Edwards (Year 9) What a day! Before anyth...
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Robotics Challenge Final

Lytchett Minster School students did an amazing job to get to the final of the Tomorrow's Engineers Robotics Challenge - out of 500 schools and a thousand teams, putting them among the top 48 competitors. This was a fitting achievement for the students' hard work and preparation. At the event, which was part of the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, they were excellent representatives of the ...
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Robotics Challenge

Lytchett Minster School was proudly represented at this year's Robotics Challenge run by Tomorrow's Engineers and, with some excellent team work, managed to bring home some silverware to adorn the school's trophy cabinet. Rees Jones (Year 7), Alfie Rawlings (Year 8) and Luke Nicolas (Year 8) comprised the team that have been spending time perfecting Lego robots to compete in the various challen...
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Ski Trip Report

On a February afternoon, 32 students and four members of staff parked up in the school grounds with a vast amount of luggage - huge bags containing skis, boots, pillows, blankets - and, of course, a multitude of snacks. This was all in preparation for 25 hours on a coach to Courmayer in Italy. Mr Jeffs, ably assisted by Miss Collingwood, Mrs Ryall and Mr Douglas, performed a number of head-counts ...
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Video Conference with Author

In their library lesson this month some of our Year 8 students took part in a video conference with author Karen McCombie. Karen discussed Little Bird Flies, her 93rd published novel and Sunday Times’ children’s book of the week. Little Bird lives on the remote Scottish Island of Tornish, a crofter’s daughter with a secret. Although she loves her island’s wild seas and big skies, she dreams of ...
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Sea Cadet District Winner

Congratulations to Year 7 student Jaiden Cooper who recently took part in the district unarmed drill competition with the Sea Cadets. Jaiden, who competed despite having a broken toe, travelled with the other cadets to Whale Island in Hampshire, taking on six other drill squads to win the competition. The next stop for Jaiden and his fellow cadets is the area competition at the end of March.
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Student’s Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Year 11 student Francesca Carpenter is taking part in a 26-mile marathon walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and to support the Alzheimer's Society. This cause is very personal for Francesca; she lost a close relative at a young age, which affected her greatly. Francesca's mother, Nicola, who will be taking part in the walk with her daughter, says, "I am so proud of her for taking on...
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Youth Speaks Competition

Congratulations to the teams who took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition on 5 February. The intermediate team placed third in their category, with the topic "The pros and cons of euthanasia". The senior team B placed second in their category, with the topic "The significance of the monarchy in the 21st Century". The senior team A were complimented by the organisers on their com...
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