STEM

STEM week ends on a spectacular note: Sound and Music

After weeks of organising and working towards the STEM week, it now has come to an end. But it ended with an unforgettable occasion. Professors from Huddersfield University joined us to give us an insight into the science behind music. The presentation on the physics of music allowed us to understand the notes in music better, in addition we also learnt about the different frequencies and how sound travels. This was an awesome experience and was totally worth it.   I hope you all had an awesome STEM week like we did.


Imagineering: Exploring the limits of Science

There are many lunch time and after school clubs running in the school for students to participate in and have fun. Similarly, we have an Imagineering club for students to come and join with their friends. Every Friday at lunch in Room 6, Mrs. Ainley and Mrs. Milnes run Imagineering with the help of sixth-form students. This club is not only fun to join but also helps you get a chance to make real life models, this will help you learn and practice new skills. Recently some Year 7 students have been making their individual models of a mechanical walking duck using the equipment and tools provided. So far they have all been enjoying the sessions and here are some of the exclusive pictures from the club. STEM: Imagineering year 7 Student Quotes: “Its fun and its creative and helps me get an idea of how building models work.” Leena and Aamirah “It’s a really good…




Learning Bursts: Textiles.

Learning Bursts are bitesized chunks of knowledge, prepared to enrich your understanding of STEM topics in a straightforward way. We hope you enjoy them. There will be more. If you have any suggestions for future Learning Burst topics, please let us know by emailing hsaxelby@batleygirls.co.uk (put Learning Bursts in subject line).


BGHS STEM Lego Mindstorms: Fattouma Programming a Lego bot.

Lego Mindstorms Club, Student Update 11th January.

Karenza’s First Week: “In the Lego Mindstorms club we face many challenges, from making the bots to programming and making it work. The challenges I have faced were mostly in the programming, I was trying to program the bot to make a square shape. It was extremely difficult, the programming would be wrong somewhere making the bot make a more triangular shape, but through trying and trying again, eventually I managed to do it with help from the staff with us all!”   We are running a Lego Mindstorms Club at Batley Girls’ High School. The club runs on Mondays after school, in Xtend (LRC). We use the Lego Mindstorms EV3 system Starting with robots that follow simple programming and do something all the way to complicated systems that respond. All Students are welcome to attend. Contact Mrs Milnes for further details.


Lego Mindstorms Club Starts January 2016 at BGHS

Lego Mindstorms Club started

We are running a Lego Mindstorms Club at Batley Girls’ High School. The club will run on Mondays after school, in Xtend (LRC). All Students are welcome to attend. Starting with a small number of interested students gave early success with all managing to program a robot to move around, with some pushing to explore more and experiment. Click here to read Karenza’s Update. We use the Lego Mindstorms EV3 system Starting with robots that follow simple programming and do something all the way to complicated systems that respond. For more information, ask Mrs Milnes in School or: Head over to the Lego Mindstorms website. Answers to your questions about Lego Mindstorms. Lego Mindstorms is a hands on introduction to programming and robotics. Benefits to learning in subjects including Maths, D&T, Science and Computing. Career areas using numeracy, logic and creative problem solving can be well paid professionals including but not limited to Engineers, Analysts, Scientists. This school club is supported by school…