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Third Annual APS KS2 Science Fair!

On Wednesday 26th of June, APS main hall was overflowing with nearly 100 amazing science projects from our local primary schools. The Science Fair day offered KS2 pupils with the best projects the opportunity to see others' projects, explain their work to the judges, complete a lab sessions at APS, see a science show and have a chance of winning an award and prize!

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The quality of the projects was incredible, with topics like ‘how could we survive on Mars, ‘how will brexit affect fruit and vegetable standards’, ‘global pollution’, ‘robotics’, ‘non-newtonian fluids’, ‘density’ and many more! The students from Y3-Y6 explained their projects amazingly often with excellent practical demonstrations. Over the course of the day, the project stands were visited by 100s of KS3 pupils as well as staff and judges.

On the day we were also joined by seven teach maths and physics interns and five STEM ambassadors, this provided excellent careers links, guidance, and an unbiased supply of judges! As well as displaying their project, the primary students also attended two workshop sessions, 1 making bath bombs and the other on balanced forces. We could not have run this day without the help and support form a brilliant Y7 STEAM club and a team of Y10 and Y12 helpers so huge thanks to you guys too.

Thanks for a fabulous competition last week – thoroughly enjoyed it and was very impressed by the standard of the entries! It was great to have the STEM ambassadors supporting the event too, I hope to support them working with more local schools and competitions next year. Julia Scannell – Lead improvement partner for Haringey education partnership
Thanks so much for doing the science fair, we enjoyed it the whole time! Archie & Hannah – Yr6
We loved the day and wish we could do it all over again now! Thandi, Jessica and Max
Just to congratulate you and your school team on arranging and running today’s mighty event at APS for so many of the local Primary Schools. It was a pleasure and honour to be able to witness such wonderful standards in science achieved by Ys6/5 and 4 children. Furthermore, you demonstrated just how it is possible to manage so many children so effectively (with help of your secondary school students) without a microphone. I know my fellow STEM Ambassadors were equally impressed. It was such a good initiative to get University students into the school for a few days to see how secondary schools operate and whether they might wish to think of teaching as a profession. It was also clear that the children really valued the chance to investigate science topics (many outside the set Primary syllabus) and gained considerable confidence in preparing and presenting their projects – mainly as teams, but some on their own. They also enjoyed themselves in the process in a different environment.Peter Holtby STEM ambassador
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Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony 2019

The ‘2019 Haringey Schools Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Presentation Evening’ took place on Monday 10th June 2019 at The Bernie Grants Arts Centre. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of students across the borough. The Jack Petchey Achievement Award is given to a pupil from each year who demonstrates enthusiasm and determination in lesson or outside of the classroom. They don't need to be the most academic, rather somebody who contributes positively to the school environment. There were 7 APS students from KS3,4 and 5 there to receive their awards.
 
Ms. Cannon was also present to receive her Jack Petchey Leader Award having been nominated by students at APS for her excellent teaching.
 
Congratulations to all the winners.

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APS students shortlisted in Take pArt Art Challenge

KS3 Art club students attended weekly sessions to create unique compositions for the 'Take pArt Art Challenge' competition supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation and delivered by national charity Children & the Arts. The theme for the competition consisted of exploring the topic 'Evolve'.

A number of our talented KS3 Art students entered the ‘Schools by Year 7-9 pupils’ category and as a result, out of 750 entries, three of our students’ compositions were shortlisted. Emily, Mila and Millie and their guests attended a private viewing to celebrate their achievements at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Alongside such an outstanding achievement, Mila’s composition was awarded as runner up for the ‘National Schools by Year 7-9 pupils’ category.

The Art department are all very proud of the students who attended KS3 Art club on a weekly basis to enter the ‘Take pArt Art Challenge’ competition.

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