News from Gillespie Lab_13

at the opening of Gillespie Lab_13, the children are full of wonder

at the opening of Gillespie Lab_13, the children are full of wonder

Summer Term 2013 Projects in Gillespie Lab_ 13

All classes at Gillespie School are jostling to work in our new Lab_13 this term! We also have two exciting projects in partnership with two of our local secondary schools to look forward to. Y5 will be working with Devinder Guram, Biology specialist at Highbury Fields Secondary School. Devinder will be teaching our children how to dissect sheep hearts so that the children have first hand experience of observing the four chambers of the heart and the blood vessels that enter and leave it. Children will be interested in comparing real hearts to ones presented in diagrams. There’s nothing like the real thing to explore real science.

Y4 have already started a Design and Technology project to design and construct a fantastic 2 metre x 1metre sign for our Lab_13. Our children visited St Martins College of Art and Design at King’s Cross to be inspired by signs and lettering going back a thousand years. In return, colleagues at St Martin’s College were inspired by Lab_13 and our project and are going to work with us, and Dan, Design teacher at Islington Arts and Media School, in our Lab_13 on our Project. In the meantime Gillespie parent, Amelia, and Mark our Headteacher are working hard to find funds so that we can employ our own resident Scientist or Inventor. Wish us good luck!

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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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