Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Little BIG Awards – new website

The 12 schools currently involved in Cisco’s Little BIG awards will soon be able to use this new website set up by Cisco. It explains what the awards are. And for the schools it will be the place to find support materials and details of key dates and submission requirements. They will also be able to upload their submissions and presentations for Cisco direct to the website.  Take a look.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Siemens ‘Next Big Thing’ Challenge 2015

How would you use technology to improve access to healthcare in remote parts of the world or response following natural disasters? A couple of the challenges thrown down by Siemens to schools taking part in this year’s Next Big Thing Challenge. The students were at Siemens offices in Frimley this morning to hear about these and the other challenges and meet their Siemens mentors.  Following first sessions with their mentors they have already started developing their ideas which will be judged by the dragons in May.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


On of our Rocks & Soils workshops was held at Leatherhead Trinity Primary School yesterday.  Led by SATRO’s professional geologist, Year 3 children had a hands-on opportunity to investigate rock specimens.  Simple experiments were conducted to identify different mineral samples and an introduction to soils enabled the pupils to have an understanding of their geological environment.  This workshop was kindly sponsored by the GeoScience Department at ExxonMobil.  

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Today, groups from two local secondary schools are attending a Numeracy Day at Lingfield Racecourse. During the day, the students will have an opportunity to set mathematical skills and knowledge into context through their application in daily working life. Exercises, contained a workbook given to students on the day, include a range of calculations based on what happens at a racecourse on race day. Activities include a behind-the-scenes appreciation of working in the weighing room, fence construction and angles of jump that are all based upon mathematical principles and associated calculations. These Numeracy Days are part of BHE&ST's Racing to School programme.
If you are interested in booking a similar event for a group of your own students, then please email 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Have you ever considered archaeology as a career? Here are some interesting facts about archaeology that could make up your mind!

- Archaeologists study human civilisations that lived in the past through the discovery and analysis of the things they left behind, this includes artifacts from millions of years ago right up to things that have been developed in very recent times.

- Archaeology is so important because there are in fact no written records for 99% of human history, archaeology can help to reduce this percentage.

- Archaeology has helped and still does help us to understand how humans have evolved and also how different cultures have developed. An archaeologist would survey, excavate and analyse data to help us understand these aspects of the past (as well as many others).

- Archaeology is a varied discipline that can involve aspects of art history, classics, physics, chemistry and geography amongst other fields. If these aspects appeal to you - archaeology could may well be a suitable career for you.

- If you want to become an archaeologist, it would be a good idea to study subjects such as statistics, geography and geology or history.