Gillespie news: mugs, conference, award


Busy bees in Lab_13


In Lab_13 today, we got a parcel, and the committee guessed it was the mugs Carole had ordered earlier in the month. Carole ordered the mugs for us so that every morning when the committee comes in we can feel more like we’re having a real meeting, it felt more exciting. Some of us had peppermint tea, others had honey and chamomile tea. It was new to me, it was a bit odd but I liked it. Then one of our teachers visited the lab and gave us an interesting idea that we could sell the mugs and spread the word about Lab_13.


Later this year, we are looking forward to a big Lab_13 conference, which will be held in our Lab_13 and organised by our committee. We might even share the idea of having mugs with the other Lab_13 committees. We would love to find out what kind of events they run in their school to make students more fascinated with science.

In the latest Lab_13 assembly we presented the new Incredible Investigator award. The Gillespie student who gets chosen by the Lab_13 committee will receive a certificate to keep, and a lanyard until the next award is given out, when it will be passed on. These are the criteria we have chosen:

Incredible Investigator criteria

We decided to introduce it because we want children to feel special in science, to encourage them to try their hardest and to change children’s minds about science so that they think science is interesting.

Written by Naeema and Serafino

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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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