Hawking, Newton, Darwin, Brunel. Those are the names of famous British scientists and our new house team names instead of yellow, red, green and blue. We think this shows how much our school loves and is inspired by science.
Last Friday, we had an art day and we had two boards each in our house groups to decorate in honour of our scientists. the whole school was quite excited. These boards are now being displayed in our school hall for everyone to admire.
Hawking (yellow) gets its name from Steven Hawking who is a cosmologist and studies the universe, space and black holes. His boards had a black background with lots of different types of planets and stars. Orange hand prints make up the sun.
Newton (red) gets its name from Isaac Newton who made sense of the laws of gravity. We were inspired by Newton’s laws of gravity for his two boards. We designed them with a big painting of an apple tree –“what goes up, must come down” and some Newton colour wheels for his work on light.
Darwin (green) gets its name from Charles Darwin who studied evolution and gave us the theory of natural selection. On Darwin’s two boards, we painted four large animals and some smaller ones which share common ancestors and also some plants.
Brunel (blue) gets its name from Isambard Brunel who was a very important engineer. He built railways, steamships, dockyards and numerous bridges and tunnels. The two boards for Brunel had the details of bridges the children had painted. They had different shapes, sizes and patterns.
We had two artists who came in to help us so we give many thanks to them and Miss Sowden who organised it all.