On 19 May 2017, a group of Year 10 students travelled to Imperial College to attend a lecture by Dr Simon Foster. They were accompanied by Ms Addo, their Science teacher. Imperial College is one of the top five universities in the world, so the students’ expectations were very high. They were not disappointed!
The aim of the lecture was for students to find out about how science is applied in real life and what happens when it goes wrong. Students had a chance to look at the science behind some of the more amazing headlines, including how the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building in London bridge focused the sun’s rays resulting in cars and buildings catching fire; and how children ended up having fits after watching an episode of Pokemon, which, when shown on the news, caused adults (including the news readers) to have fits as well.
Pupils’ behaviour was exemplary, they did the school proud. You can read their own comments below.