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Year 9


22nd March 2024

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: NEUROSCIENCE We were so lucky to be joined by the amazing Dr Eleanor Conole for this week’s talk. Eleanor reminded us that timelines are not as linear as they look and underlined the importance of embracing new opportunities that might be offered to you. Eleanor considered Medicine, achieved high academic grades, but decided…

Women in Engineering: Niftylift

16th November 2023

Year 9 students took part in a fabulous Women In Engineering Day, hosted by Niftylift. The company provided a wide ranging carousel of activities, including experimenting with tools from the shadow board, what to consider when designing MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and various challenges set by the Purchasing Team. We learnt that Niftylift sell…

Students Visit the House of Commons

8th June 2023

A group of Year 9 students visited the House of Commons on 7th June to meet with Greg Smith, Thornton’s local MP. The girls had a tour of Parliament, a session in the Education Centre on the passage of a Bill and a mock debate, followed by a Q&A session with Mr Smith. What a…

Unilever Workshop

27th February 2023

We are always keen to explore different ways of linking careers with the teaching curriculum, and were thrilled to welcome Heather and Pete, who work for Ben and Jerry’s Icecream at Unilever, to work with our Year 7, 8 and 9s. Students had to work in teams to create an innovative ice cream flavour with…

Students Attend ‘Women in Engineering’ Event

17th November 2021

Twelve Year 9 students recently took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event for ‘Women in Engineering’  hosted by Niftylift at its World Headquarters in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. The all-female event was organised in recognition of the national Women in Engineering Day, which took place on Tuesday 23rd of June, to break-down traditional…