On Wednesday 18th April, a group of sixth form students visited the headquarters of the charity CAFOD in central London to bring to a close their participation in the CAFOD Young Leader’s Course. More
This week’s assembly theme is ‘Vocations’.
It was a privilege to attend the Sixth Form Conference at Bristol cathedral with our Year 12 Religious Studies students: Emily OS, Tilly S, Euan A, Ellie B, Laura B, Lamorna V, Chris E and Matilda W and Hannah D were a credit to our Sixth Form. More
Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 13 students have now entered the very final phase of their A Level curriculum. Our encouragement remains for them to manage their workload carefully and to make sure that they are also finding time for the things they enjoy. Many are looking studious in the LRC during free periods and all should remember that myself and Miss Bowman (Head of Year 13) are always on hand to offer support and advice.
Year 13 Biologists attended a DNA workshop at We the Curious museum in Bristol (previously known as @Bristol).
The day included sampling our own DNA from cheek cells to explain why some of us could taste a bitter compound known as PTC. Spinning our samples in a centrifuge separated the cells so that we could obtain our DNA. We then amplified our DNA using the polymerase chain reaction – 35 billion copies each were produced! At each stage we learnt how to use micropipettes to transfer very very small quantities (down to 1/5 of the size of a raindrop!!) The workshop was fascinating and we were able to apply what we’ve learnt this year.
Year 13 Biology students at the We the Curious museum in Bristol.
Thanks to Mrs Baker for organising the trip and shoutout to Mike from We the Curious!
This week’s assembly theme is ‘Celebrating Easter’.
Welcome to Term 5!
St Gregory’s will be open tomorrow, Tuesday 20 March.
St Gregory’s school will be closed today (19.3.18) due to the inclement weather.
The Slapton Trip will go ahead as planned.
Mr K McDermott
The Site Manager and I conducted an inspection of the school this morning. Currently the site is not safe and it is possible that St Gregory’s may have to close tomorrow (Monday 19 March). Should this be necessary those completing GCSE examinations in Art and Photography will have their assessments moved to Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday/Friday.
A decision on whether the school will open will be taken by 6.30am.
The Slapton Trip is expected to go ahead as planned. There are no reported problems with the public transport that is being used.
Parents/carers should check the school website for further updates or visit the BANES School Closures website at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/school-closures. We will also provide updates via Twitter and Facebook.