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curriculum subject” ~ Nigel Helliwell of the Future
World-class shooting
A Wellington School, Somerset, teacher has been selected
to represent GB in a World Championship contest.
Matthew Charlton, who teaches Modern Foreign Languages, has been selected for the Great Britain Rifle Team for the World Long Range Rifle Championship in New Zealand in 2019. This will be Mr. Charlton’s eleventh tour and third World Championship with the Great Britain team, with whom
he won the Gold Medal in 2007 (Ottawa) and 2011 (Brisbane).
The team World Championship match, the “Palma Match”, was first contested in 1867 in the USA
and now features teams of sixteen firers and five wind readers and tacticians, who compete at distances of 800, 900 and 1000 yards, using .308 rifles with iron sights. Next year’s competition will be held
at Trentham Ranges, close to Wellington in New Zealand.
  We have received much
interest about our Engineering curriculum, from schools in the UK and abroad. As a result, we will be running and hosting
an IAPS course (outline details below) in the autumn to answer the how and why questions that prep schools might ask about teaching Engineering. The course will be aimed at Heads, Deputies, Directors of Studies, Heads of Department and teachers of Science and Design Technology. Delegates will acquire a clear understanding of the benefits
to children of teaching them Engineering, and gain insight into
the practical implications of doing so. They will have the opportunity to experience for themselves
the enjoyment that Engineering generates and in doing so, gain the necessary confidence to consider its introduction in their own schools. Lesson plans and resources will be provided to take away.
Alternatively we would be happy to host a visit and show you our Engineering lessons in action.
As 2018 is the Year of the Engineer, there is no better time to explore the introduction of Engineering as a curriculum subject.
Memorial benefit
 Outline programme for IAPS Engineering Day
More than £2,000 was raised at a fashion show organised by Derby High School’s Deputy Head Girl in memory of a classmate who died.
Around 70 students and teachers helped out at the event which was in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Prefect Hannah Steele, who has responsibility for charity fund- raising, organised the event in memory of Nur Raza, who died when she was in Year 7 following heart surgery.
At the show, students modelled clothes supplied by local retailers.
A raffle and an auction were held on the night and prizes were donated by a range of local businesses and individuals.
The total amount raised was £2,243.29.
Hannah organised every aspect of the show, sourcing clothes, organising models and arranging refreshments and prizes.
She said: “I am really pleased with the amount raised. As well as the fashion show we also had
a presentation about Nur because she was the reason why we did this. The event was a real success and it was great to see everyone working as a team.
“There were over 70 people involved from the students who modelled the clothes to teachers serving food and helping with music and lighting. Other sixth formers helped me as they were given specific roles and that took the stress off me.
“Our School Chaplain helped me a lot too and I would like to thank everyone involved, especially the local businesses and the people who supported us on the night.”
Denise Gould, Headteacher of Derby High School, said: “This year’s fund-raising fashion show resonated with the whole school community and, in particular, Year 13, who have never forgotten their very good friend, Nur. Hannah’s organisation was outstanding and it is very fitting that a significant donation to The British Heart Foundation has been possible in Nur’s name.”
10:00 Session 1
10:45 Session 2 11:30
11:45 Session 3 12:30 Session 4
13:45 Session 5 14:30 Session 6
Arrive, register and coffee
Welcome and introduction
The value of teaching engineering MW
The principles behind teaching engineering NIH
Hands-on activity 1: Gravity Challenge – problem-solving
Coffee break
Hands-on activity 2: Shelter Building – team work
Resourcing engineering: time, space, materials and expertise MW
Hands-on activity 3: Make it Move – application of science
Resourcing engineering: plans, activities and assessments NIH
Tea and depart
 Resources to be provided:
• Hand-outnotesforsessions1,4and6
• Lessonplansforthethreechallenges,samplemedium-termplan;sample long-term plan
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