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Students Invited to the Royal institute, London 

Earlier in the year, four Year 9 students spent Saturdays working at Warwick University on Engineering Master classes. Following on from this, the 4 students (Isha Patel, Shifah Khan, James Lee Jones and Hassan Ahmed) were invited to the Royal Institution in London where the master classes originated. 

Our school went along with students from Stoke Park School. We had a 3-hour journey to London and were warmly welcomed by a member of staff. She first took us to the lecture room where the yearly Christmas lectures are filmed. We looked at many old photos and saw the library and laboratory space of Michael Faraday.  Faraday discovered electromagnetism, invented plastic balloons and the first working electric motor. We were even lucky enough to look through Faraday’s notebooks where he planned all his experiments.  

We were also given access to the archives of the Institute, where we held a piece of rock from a meteorite and viewed a hand written letter from Einstein. The highlight though was that we all got to hold a real Nobel Prize, which was described as “priceless” by our guide. 

Afterwards we headed out to Green Park to have lunch in the sun.  During the afternoon we walked around Hyde Park, went to Buckingham palace, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and enjoyed the hot weather. Overall, this visit has been an amazing experience and has inspired me to do amazing things. 

    

  

   

 

Earlier in the year, four Year 9 students spent Saturdays working at Warwick University on Engineering Master classes. Following on from this, the 4 students (Isha Patel, Shifah Khan, James Lee Jones and Hassan Ahmed) were invited to the Royal Institution in London where the master classes originated. 

Our school went along with students from Stoke Park School. We had a 3-hour journey to London and were warmly welcomed by a member of staff. She first took us to the lecture room where the yearly Christmas lectures are filmed. We looked at many old photos and saw the library and laboratory space of Michael Faraday.  Faraday discovered electromagnetism, invented plastic balloons and the first working electric motor. We were even lucky enough to look through Faraday’s notebooks where he planned all his experiments.  

We were also given access to the archives of the Institute, where we held a piece of rock from a meteorite and viewed a hand written letter from Einstein. The highlight though was that we all got to hold a real Nobel Prize, which was described as “priceless” by our guide. 

Afterwards we headed out to Green Park to have lunch in the sun.  During the afternoon we walked around Hyde Park, went to Buckingham palace, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and enjoyed the hot weather. Overall, this visit has been an amazing experience and has inspired me to do amazing things.