GST’s Inaugural Science Symposium


The inaugural Griffin School Trust’s Science Symposium took place at Stantonbury Campus on Monday 27th March, with ten Year 6 or Year 7 student representatives and teachers from each of the Trust’s 12 schools, along with George Mitchell Primary and Lammas Secondary school.

The Campus welcomed several guests, including Baxter the Open University’s research robot.

Scientists and engineers from John Innes Centre, UCL, Kings College London, Open University, Royal Holloway, Graphene Flagship, Volkswagen and a number of freelance scientists gave up their valuable time helping students with a series of experiments, workshops and tutorials.

Fields covered included; Biodiversity, Medical Physics, Biology, Engineering, Automotive Technology, Nanotechnology, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and the Environment.

The keynote speaker was Anne Edwards from the John Innes Centre whose focus was on biodiversity. In addition to the keynote lecture, Anne delivered experiment sessions on starches.

The Symposium was a huge success and is now set to become a highly anticipated annual event and GST proud tradition.