Our final total of money raised for Children in Need was a magnificent £1,120.80.
Thanks to Ms. Furney and Mrs. Williams for all their organisation and to our students who were "Slaves for the Day", auctioned to the highest bidder and worked hard all day.
Lab in a Lorry, a mobile science lab for young people, visited Heysham High School whilst it was in the Morecambe area on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November to connect young people in the region to science. Designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, Lab in a Lorry offers 11-14 year olds the opportunity to explore science through specially created interactive experiments, which kept our year 8 scientists fascinated.
The Lab in a Lorry programme consists of two 44ft lorries that have been visiting schools, youth organisations, major events, and communities free-of-charge across the UK and Ireland since early 2005.
Each lorry is fitted with three distinct lab areas where groups of up to six young people can take part in each of the fun and informative experiments. The programme is delivered by volunteers – all scientists and engineers – and with at least one volunteer mentor to every six students, everyone gets to try their hand at experimental science and think about the surprises and questions that arise.
Lab in a Lorry in the North West of England is an Institute of Physics’ initiative. The Schlumberger Foundation is a founding partner and volunteer assistance is provided by STEMNET. The aim of Lab in a Lorry is to encourage positive attitudes towards science and to make science and engineering more attractive to 11-14 year olds.
Institute of Physics spokesperson James Bamford said:
“Lab in a Lorry is a fantastic experience for young people. It generates excitement and curiosity in science by letting them explore experimental science for themselves with the help of expert mentors”.
Mrs. Sarah McFall, Head of Science at Heysham High School, said: “The two days the Lab in a Lorry has been at school have provided an excellent experience for students to explore science and use equipment they would not normally come into contact with. It has been a wonderful enrichment opportunity for our young scientists”.
Schools can invite Lab in a Lorry to visit them through the website www.labinalorry.org.uk which also contains information on how to become a volunteer.
Lab in a Lorry is actively recruiting additional partners to ensure the programme expands and continues to be a free experience for all. For more information on partnerships, please visit the Lab in a Lorry website.
Rehearsals for our upcoming school production of Chicago are well under way and it is promising to be a must-see production! Tickets are limited, so make sure you secure yours as soon as possible from Mr. Larder in the Music Department.
County Hockey Stars
Heysham High School hockey players have seen another successful season after a number of young stars have been selected for the Lancashire Academy Centres.
Ross Dorrington and Andy Creech have attended the boys’ academy centres for training based in Lancaster and Blackburn.
At the girls’ development centres in Lytham, Mollie Harrison, Elle Dorrington, and Megan and Beth Clelland were all re-selected following on from their successes last year.
The players are all attending the academies along with the most talented players selected from all around the County. They are training hard in the hope of being selected to represent Lancashire in the regional age group assessment games in March and April.
Heysham High School Sports Teacher, Miss Leck, said, “The players have shown much commitment and dedication to get this far and have shown much promise for the future. We are very proud of them.”