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02/03/24

When you get two lovely emails on the same weekend 🥰. At Aureus, the staff always put the students at the centre of what we do. pic.twitter.com/UKYB2nzSwd

01/03/24

This week’s update from Kirsty Rogers, Headteacher https://t.co/JYudP5fS9P pic.twitter.com/0lPJ8vVoNJ

01/03/24

Where will we find the Ox next? pic.twitter.com/IMsxVsnfz7

01/03/24

All the Friday feeling I need! Thanks to my great team for another good week! pic.twitter.com/JdIAPks6j0

29/02/24

Year 10 Intermediate Maths Challenge celebrations 🥰 🧮 pic.twitter.com/aRpInHrHjf

29/02/24

Aureus School is taking part!#LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to influence change, showing that football can & should be played by girls. It's bringing together a community who want to create independent, resilient young girls who'll be a force for good in all local communities. pic.twitter.com/XzrMmPhvVu

29/02/24

Our Ox has arrived. Suggestions of names very welcome pic.twitter.com/rB3F1o6r31

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

28/02/24

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28/02/24

The first of our Y5 Masterclasses, English, starts next Tuesday, 5th March.To book a place on any of our masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/0hsferQSbs

28/02/24

Our Y5 Dance Masterclasses takes place next Thursday, 7th March.To book a place on any of our Masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/o1Nlsqu27a

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

⚽️ Sport Result ⚽️The year 10’s played a tough game against Wallingford School yesterday. There was some great passages of play as a team with good performances all over the pitch. Michael and Tyler both got on the score sheet but unfortunately we didn’t win the match pic.twitter.com/zXGSCx3E35

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

23/02/24

Looking forward to celebrating with the students who participated in the Intermediate Maths Challenge next week. With some bronze, silver and gold certificates to hand out. pic.twitter.com/4xDvSM5ULU

Posted on: 17/03/2023

Rutherford Appleton Labs

"On the 28th of February, we (Archit and Joshua) and a handful of the More Able students were welcomed to visit the Diamond Light Source at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, one of the many science-based organisations local to Oxfordshire. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the staff and had the privilege of receiving a brief presentation on a couple of projects being performed and studied in the diamond light facilities by two students who are on a placement year from University of Bristol.

 After this presentation, our group was taken to the first workshop where we used the ‘Freestyle Libre’, a sugar level monitor for people with diabetes, to measure the amount of sugar in orange juice, cereal, coke, bananas, ketchup and oreos. We deduced that coke had the most sugar and plain cereal had the least; we were also informed that the freestyle libre was manufactured in the Diamond Light Facility (Abbott).

Shortly afterwards, we got to speak with representatives from several different STEM-based organisations and learned about their projects and how they started their careers in science.

 After our brief lunch break, we were taken on a tour around the Diamond Light Facility and were disappointed to know there were no actual diamonds, however, we learned that the entire ring-shaped facility acted as a giant “super” microscope which many organisations used to study samples and carry out research. The ‘microscopes’ stationed around the circumference of the facility operated using rays produced by electrons that are sped up and then fired around the centre portion of the facility; the electrons produced a form of light caused by the electrons having to slow down slightly along the bends in the ring. These light rays are then used to take a highly magnified picture of any sample that needed to be analysed.

Finally, we were taken to our last workshop where we were given set budgets and had to buy materials with the said budget to create a miniature solar-powered car. After much hard work and brainstorming, we raced our creations among ourselves and against the other schools present on the trip that day and our group successfully achieved the fastest time.

Overall, this trip was extremely educational and intriguing and we all learnt a great deal about STEM and how it is currently affecting our lives, making it more efficient, and how we could venture into a science-based career. We were very glad that we had the opportunity to visit the Diamond Light Facility and it compelled us to consider a future career in the sciences."