BSG is very well known for its successes in Science. In addition to the curriculum, the school dedicates one week a year in the Spring term to Science Week; this allows girls to be really immersed in extra science activities and lessons including outside speakers and visits.
This past year has seen Bruton School for Girls become an Arkwright affiliated school. This prestigious affiliation recognises our commitment to broadening the girls horizons by giving them the chance to apply for an Arkwright scholarship. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK. They identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering, Computing and Technical (as opposed to aesthetic) Design. Girls attended an Arkwright club to design and build a Ruben’s Tube, some girls were then selected to go on and sit the design examination, and one girl was selected for interview.
In the Sixth Form, girls studying Biology took part in the British Biology Olympiad. They did extremely well being awarded two Golds, one Bronze, numerous highly commended and commended. One girl was even invited to apply for the International Olympiad.
This year’s Science Week included a very exciting session learning about and making volcanoes; the science of bread making and soap making; learning to ‘set out’ a house on the school field; an ‘astrodome’ Space Odyssey mobile planetarium; and in a first for science week a lecture from a visiting academic from Bristol University on the latest developments in microscopy.
The girls thoroughly enjoy this week of fun and come away understanding how much Science plays such an important part in all their lives.
‘Girls in Science’ days are popular events run for feeder schools, which showcase our facilities for prospective pupils. We welcome every opportunity to bring Science into the life of the school.