Years 7-8


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…


28th February 2024

Over the last four weeks, the Royal Navy have led two excellent workshops for our Year 7 and Year 8 students. Activities have included a STEM challenge of constructing a tower and dodgeball/netball/cricket challenges where students had to collaborate to achieve points. All the activities were built around developing skills such as leadership, communication and…

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 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…

Girl Power: VW STEM Workshop

10th November 2020

We are hugely grateful to Volkswagen, who delivered a brilliant live workshop via Zoom to Year 7 and 8 students on 10th October. Each group was given a task brief to design an electric vehicle for a target customer. The students had to meet specific criteria when creating their vehicles, for working professionals, self employed…

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Outstanding in All Areas - CSI Inspection May 2024

Thornton College is delighted to announce that we received “Outstanding” in all areas of our CSI Inspection, May 2024.

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