Goodbye from Miss Hogan

What a week to have as my last week at Irchester; Lab_13 Lectures, the first Mini Lectures, and a Solar Eclipse! 4 years ago, when Ollie and the rest of the original Lab_13 management committee hired me to be their first scientist in residence I had no idea what to expect! Now, I can honestly say that no two days were EVER the same!

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I have had such an amazing time at Irchester and am so proud of all of our little scientists – we’ve had such a journey in Lab_13 over the years and I am so amazed by how far we have come. Its so hard to pick my favourite moments and just looking back through old blog posts makes me realise that actually every moment in Lab_13 is special. The children of the management committee take such great pride in their roles and have worked so hard over the years to develop Lab_13 Irchester.

The true secret to our success thus far lies in the passion Irchester children have for THEIR lab. Asking questions and finding out the answers for themselves drives the children’s innate curiosity and develops their desire to BE scientists and to act and work and think like real scientists.

DSCN0499 (1)On Friday, we had a tea party after school where all the past committee children came back to celebrate the past 4 years. We had Year 10 students who were on the very first committee to Year5 current members conversing and sharing their Lab_13 experiences.

It’s sad to leave the lab and my friends at Irchester but I have every faith that Lab_13 will continue to go from strength to strength. With the expert guidance of Mrs Tyrrell and the savvy lot of kids I’m leaving in charge….I’m so excited to see what’s in store for Lab_13 Irchester phase 2!

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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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