Eco-Bricks Update

Would you like to get involved in our Eco Bricks Campaign? We'd love as many bottles as possible to be made over the festive period so we can recycle our waste and build something amazing, like a sofa... Watch our video to explain exactly what bottles you...

Eco-Bricks

BEAST will be collecting Eco Bricks after Christmas to make some furniture for school. These bottles need to be of the same type, so we have established a collection system for the next few weeks to sort and process the bottles. • Bins will be placed in...

Fake News Results

Fake News Results We can reveal, following up the last newsletter item entitled Fake News, that Study B—suggesting that an over- abundance of toys can stifle toddler creativity—was real (and it wasn't really by Cassandra Balder, but actually by Dauch et al.). Study...

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...

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...

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 on whether...

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...

Scholars’ Project – Lego Infinity War

Scholars' Project We were in absolute awe of some of the projects created/worked upon for the Scholars' Projects this year. This particular project by Ava Harris in Upper Schoolroom just blew us away...

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 Bradford.

Physics Olympians

Four Middle Schoolroom students came 2nd overall and won the 'Turbocharged' activity at this year's Physics Olympics held at St Peter's last weekend. Students competed from all over the North, with 30 schools in total taking part. Details of each activity they had to...
UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Students at Bootham achieved 6 gold certificates, 8 silver and 11 bronze in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 260,000 students from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, 13% silver and 21%...
project work

Blooming good project work!

'Cresstacular' results! Lower Schoolroom took project work to delightful extremes this week. Some took it further than others. Finn Taylor, Effie Dodds-Aston and Maya Lindridge performed their Cress Song that they had adapted from The Greatest Showman, as...
Geoff Smith Bootham Social Justice Programme

Bootham’s Social Justice Programme: Plagues, Pathogens and Politics

Bootham Old Scholar, Geoffrey Smith, is Professor of Pathology at Cambridge University and works closely with the World Health Organisation, as well as lecturing and advising all over the world.  All are welcome and tickets are free.
Maths Challenge

Challenging Maths!

Bootham came second in the UKMT maths team challenge out of over 22 schools in our region. Students were Grace Wiggers, Benji Alwis, Rohith Raman and Charlie Thornton who were all fantastic demonstrating their maths skills under pressure. In...
Psychology

Bootham teacher gains National Acclaim for Public Engagement in Science

Stretching the mind... Bootham's Head of Psychology, Harriet Ennis, has been given an award by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Public Engagement, largely in recognition of her work with the York Independent State Schools Partnership (ISSP) in...
Arkwright Scholarship

Arkwright Scholar returns to talk to current students

Building robots for @LabmanRobots A big thank you to Bootham Old Scholar, Arkwright scholar, and Loughborough University student, Tom Plowman. On Saturday he came to talk to students about his time at university studying Mechanical Engineering.  He also...
pole star

How to find Polaris – The Pole Star

Here's how to find Polaris (Pole Star) if you so desire or just want to prove to your mates that you are an absolute nerd. You will need: minimal light pollution, pair of eyes, and some patience. Just find Ursa Minor in the sky; the stars which represents...
John Chen Pi Day Bootham School

Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. It has been...
Design & Technology Students Win

Design & Technology Students win 1st Prize!

Design & Technology Students Win 1st Prize On Tuesday Qiu Qiu Chen, Henry Elsome, Jimmy Zhang and Emily Watson attended the annual Rotary Schools Technology Tournament at Portakabin in Huntington. Twenty eight groups from schools in York and the...