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Year 10

Robotics Experience Day – ABB Robotics

3rd May 2023

As a follow up to our STEM Event last term, ABB Robotics created a fantastic Experience Event for a group of our Year 10 students. Thornton students were joined by pupils from Oakgrove School at the recently built state of the art ABB Factory for a series of talks and interactive activities. ABB Robotics have…


1st February 2023

Our Year 10s hosted students from Queen’s College London for a lively Debate and lunch this week. Ably chaired by Ava and Celia in Year 11, both schools had prepared arguments both for and against the motion: “This house believes that modern technology (or social media) is bad for people.” Students were mixed up, and…

Students Visit Aerospace Robotics Dept

18th November 2021

Three students, Lara J (Year 10), Cheryl Chau (Year 12) and Alex K (Year 8), accompanied by Mrs Nolan, Thornton’s Head of Computer Science, visited Cranfield University’s Aerospace Robotics Post Graduate department recently.  This faculty do amazing work with Rolls Royce and BAE amongst other large engineering firms.  Their work at Cranfield is also focused…

Nia’s Creative Egg Clock Invention

8th September 2021

Year 10 student Nia R has made this incredible fully-functional clock with an egg as the pendulum. To recognise her vital contribution to the project, opening the door at the back of the clock shows a photograph of the chicken who laid the egg!

MK:U – STEM Consultation Group

16th March 2021

A group of Thornton Year 10 students met with staff from Cranfield University for our second MK:U Consultation initiative. The session was divided into several parts, the first being a presentation on the design plans for the refurbishment of Bouverie House, which will be the location for the MK:U Pilot Test. Students were shown architect?s…

A Career in Data Science… Not So Boring After all

2nd December 2020

We are enormously proud and excited to have a partnership with Cranfield University, who are the higher education provider leading the development of the new model university in Milton Keynes, MK:U. A group of our Year 10 students met three Faculty leaders from the University for a virtual consultation workshop recently, to brainstorm plans for…