What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 22/06/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 22/06/2018

On Monday 18th June 2018 the Junior Girls had an author/actor visit, Clive Mantle. At the beginning of the talk Clive encouraged us to go on as many adventures as possible. After this, Clive Mantle told us about his own adventure, trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest. He finished with a section from his new book, The Treasure at the top of the World. It was very interesting and we learnt many new things….

Written by Connie and Hannah (Year 6)

 

Year 6 girls became Chemical Engineers for an afternoon this week.

They learnt that PVA glue is a polymer. The word polymer comes from Greek ‘poly’ (meaning ‘many’) and ‘merus’ (meaning ‘parts’).

Polymers are made up of many small molecules (monomers) joined by chemical bonds to form long chains.

These chains are flexible, allowing the polyvinyl alcohol to flow in a disgustingly, slimy manner - and it was slimey!

The girls also recalled that this was a non-Newtonian fluid too!

created a whole town!

There are buildings, cars, an ice-cream shop; all kinds of fabulous things!