Bright Stars in the Making
Following the completion of their academic exams, pupils in 8S recently undertook our unique scholars’ programme. Throughout the term, the pupils have been working on their own independent projects inspired by John Keats’ Bright Star.
The course followed a tailored programme of teaching, which included group seminars, individual meetings, and a two-day cultural trip to London – think of it as a mini EPQ if you will! The end goal: a final presentation to friends and family.
Over the course of this term the children have been working hard on their projects using both the poem and their own interests as the driving force behind their self-directed projects, and in the final weeks before half term, the classrooms were abuzz with bright stars – literally and metaphorically.
Finally, the pupils were ready to present their findings, so on the last Friday of term, staff, parents, and governors gathered in the Woodard Room to enjoy the final result.
The pupils began their presentation with a joint discussion of their recent trip to London, which included visits to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, and , the ‘brainstation’ or Hammersmith train/bus station as it is more commonly known!This was followed by individual presentations, which were both comical and informative, and covered a range of topics that included fashion, mythology, and the environment.
Maddie Brake – ‘How Climate Change Affects the Oceans’
Daniel Bruce – ‘Psychology for a Brighter Future’
Hettie Chippendale – ‘The Life Cycle of a Star’
Maisie Everett – ‘Fashion’
Cassius Hammick – ‘Stars in Greek Mythology’
Thomas Herbert – ‘Bright Stars of Modern Technologies’
Daisy Kamsner – ‘Bright Stars of Makeup’
Magnus Larson – ‘The ‘60s a Star Era’
Branden Lee – ‘The Bright Star of Nanotechnology’
Darwin Lee – ‘Possibilities of the Universe’
Emily Ogle – ‘ Stars Stopping Climate Change’
Ella Spencer – ‘Star Moments in the History of Theatre’
Bel Wright – ‘The Bright Stars of Fashion’
Published on: Friday, June 7, 2019