Nord Anglia
18 March, 2024

Celebrating British Science Week

Celebrating British Science Week

STEAM holds an important role at our College, offering exceptional learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Our approach to Science at OICB is testament to our commitment to nurturing brilliant minds and preparing students for the future.

Our students enthusiastically got involved in an animal conservation quiz, combining the elements of friendly competition with a shared passion for animal welfare. Through thought provoking questions and lively discussions, students delved into the complexities of animal conservation through the ages, gaining insights into the challenges of wildlife preservation. 

Our students got creative this week by utilising laser-printing technology to craft a puzzle of the iconic figure, Albert Einstein. Whilst assembling the pieces of the Einstein puzzle, students had the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of one of history's greatest minds whilst enjoying a fun and interactive learning experience.

Our College community was privileged to witness the achievements of our students involved in the Iraq National Project Olympiad (INPO). Our students that were involved showcased their project to their peers, ranging from technological innovations to sustainable solutions, they offered insights into their research. Students engaged in discussions, exchanging ideas, insights and inspiring one another. 

Through discussions and engaging activities, students explored the concept of the celestial clock. Students learned about the celestial bodies that serve as markers of time in the sky, from the sun's daily arc to the phases of the moon and the shifting constellations. Weaving together astronomy, history and Mathematics, students gained a deeper understanding of how, in ancient history, people used celestial observations to measure time and navigate the world.

Students were challenged to use experimental methods to estimate when 30 seconds had past, with some very impressive results. Ziv, one of our Year 9 students, achieved 30.0 seconds with only a pendulum, with Wale, also in Year 9, a close second with 30.18 seconds. Jeremy, Year 12, considered uncertainties involved in the experiment using mathematical models of the swinging motion to determine a 'worst' result.

As we look back on the week, it's clear that our celebration of British Science Week was more than just a series of activities but a reaffirmation of our commitment to preparing students for the future. At OICB we are not just teaching Science but we are nurturing the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders. We are immensely proud of our students and staff for their enthusiasm, curiosity and hard work during British Science Week.