Code Breaker

Code Breaker

Last week Bootham Maths Dept were lucky enough to have Tom Briggs visit with an Enigma Machine from Bletchley Park.  In a series of workshops throughout the day, he explained exactly how the machines worked and just how the staff at Bletchley were able to crack the...
Climate Change Negotiation Simulation

Climate Change Negotiation Simulation

On Wednesday the 7th November we were delighted to welcome Dr Sylvia Knight from the Royal Meteorological Society to work with Upper School Room on a Climate Change Negotiation Simulation exercise. Students role played delegates from 10 diverse countries and...
Fake News

Fake News

Real or Fake Challenge Can you tell the difference?  Students at Bootham were challenged with creating real or fake psychology studies.  In the era of ‘fake news’ we would like to conduct our own research into whether people can tell the difference.  Vote...
UKMT Junior Kangaroo

UKMT Junior Kangaroo

The Junior Kangaroo is sat by invitation only. Five students from Lower Schoolroom and Middle Schoolroom took part; Yiyang Xu, Alice McWalter, Alexander Stark, Charlie Thornton and Rowan Yin. The Junior Kangaroo is a one-hour multiple-choice paper, with 25 really...
Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy

Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy

College 1 Chemists took part in a Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy activity this week, where they made and then analysed paracetamol using an infra-red spectrometer, assisted by lecturers from the University of...