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About lab13network

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!!).

Google Expeditions – Irchester

Recently, Professor Shailey Minocha and Doctor Ana-Despina Tudor from The Open University came to work with year 4 at Irchester Community Primary School as part of their research project into the potential of using virtual reality in education. The children … Continue reading

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Irchester News: Chick Update and a Flying Car!

In the lab_13 blog we tell you about what happened during lab this week. We are going to tell you about a magic flying car and the adorable chicks. CHICKS Mrs Tyrrell took the fluffy chicks home for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Introducing Lab_13 Nethergate!

We are delighted to announce that the Lab_13 network has gained its latest addition! Nethergate School in Clifton officially opened its Lab_13 in May, with the support and championship of the Deputy Head, Shelly Wood. Betti Copperwood, who is also the … Continue reading

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Gillespie news: mosquito or not?

The week before last, we updated you on the mosquito project that we have been running. Recently, our scientific advisor who works at UCLH (University College London Hospital), Dr. Cathy Roberts, brought in some canal water from Regents canal in … Continue reading

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Irchester News part 1: Hoodies, Chicks and Snails

We have so much news on things that have happened, and will happen this term, that we’ve split it into two posts! Stay tuned to find out the rest…   New Committee and new hoodies!  After the new committee completed … Continue reading

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Gillespie news: Incredible (obviously) Physics

Incredible (obviously) Physics: The IoP Last academic year, in November 2015, we took part in workshops with the Institute of Physics (IoP). During these workshops we designed drawings for the hoardings for the IoP’s new building. Four people from the … Continue reading

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Introducing: Irchester Lab_13’s new committee members!

For a new term, we have four brand new committee members! They will be shown the ropes by the old committee members, ready for the chicks to hatch next week and Lab’s 6th birthday at the end of term! My … Continue reading

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