Nanotechnology, plasma generators, liquid nitrogen…and more
The exciting world of nanotechnology was incredible to see. Eight students went to Oxford to see where learning about material science can take you. It was a fascinating trip to Begbroke Oxford Nanomaterials workshop, and included a visit to Oxford University’s Materials Science Department.We met with PhD students who talked to us about their projects, many for multi million pound companies. We did six different activities designed to show us what nanotechnology is all about and to show us some of the uses in product design. For example, we saw coatings that had been applied to a tissue which were completely waterproof.
In the afternoon, after a well-earned rest in the shade of the trees outside the Natural History Museum, we were lucky enough to be shown round a Material Science lab. They showed us many fascinating instruments and lasers, and demonstrated things such as how temperature can change a magnetic state by using liquid nitrogen. It was amazing.
We walked back through Oxford looking at some of the colleges and enjoying the sunshine. It was a truly inspirational day and many parents have already been in contact to say how inspired their children were by the visit.
Do the Maths! Year 10 students Libby, Evie, Jess and Cali took up the Alton School Maths Challenge this week. Working with four future Eggar's students from Bentley School, they tackled three rounds of very difficult problem-solving maths. They were fantastic ambassadors https://t.co/onVvrb3qcJ 10:18 PM - 25 Jun 2022
It's Fri-YAY and we're celebrating Matt D and his performance at the National Schools Biathle last weekend. He was placed 2nd in the Year 7 Boys race. (Biathle is an event that can involve a runswimrun course, or simply a swimrun course). #SoundsExhausting #GoMattGo https://t.co/pIe7RXQUpa 6:00 PM - 24 Jun 2022
All rounders! Year 9/10 girls continued their strong rounders season yesterday with a 9.5 to 8 win against Alton School. The team were led to victory by Gemma (Batter of the game) and Charlotte (Fielder of the game). #WeAreEggars #GreenArmy https://t.co/nJ2EQkRBBx 3:38 PM - 23 Jun 2022