Science week 2017 involved an explosion of extra-curricular activities run by students in the VII and VII in which the younger girls could partake. They built edible marshmallow towers, upcycled bottles into bird feeders, dissected a medley of invertebrates and made lip balms. If that wasn’t enough, there was also a cloud chamber build followed by particle detecting, fire writing and flame tests. The MIV worked hard on group investigation projects to present at our very own Science Fair. In lessons the UIV designed Mars landers and enjoyed a tour of the Solar System in the inflatable planetarium. The LV had a go at programming Lego Mindstorm robots and the V made necklaces using their own DNA. We participated in science week events at other schools including the A level science conference at the boys’ school, and a lecture on human consciousness as well as the Physics & Pizza Pub Quiz, both at Godolphin & Latymer. Finally, we were thrilled to host eminent biologist Professor Dave Goulson as part of the week of festivities who gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘Saving our bumblebees’.