Have you ever fancied a trip to the moon? How can we make materials able to withstand the extreme conditions above the Earth’s atmosphere? How can we use physics to make space tourism a reality? Christ College pupils discovered, in this interactive live talk, how scientists and engineers are exploring the cosmos.This inspiring lecture revealed how physics has allowed us to travel into space and how entrepreneurs are opening up space to new generations through space tourism.
The lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, was delivered by Laura Thomas. Laura has an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh. She has extensive outreach experience having worked for Queen Mary, University of London for the previous six years. Laura is a professional science communicator who visits many schools each year to talk on diverse topics. She is an ESERO Space Ambassador.
After training hard over the summer break with the Welsh Sailing Squad, Emelia Tinch ( Yr 11) has been selected to become part of the Welsh National Laser Squad. With this selection she can now compete at national level. Well done Emelia!Read on
After winning the UK Pony Club Championships in the summer , Oliver and the Monmouthshire Mounted Games team set their sights on the Prince Philip Cup at the Horse of the Year Show, which took place at the Birmingham NEC October 6-10th. The UK Pony…Read on
17 pupils represented Christ College at the Welsh Schools Skiing Champs at Llangrannog Ski Centre. last weekend. The Primary school event had 52 entries, 27 girls and 25 boys. The event comprised of registered and unregistered ski racers, the registered children being club skiers….Read on
Pupils Ben, Bea, Rosie and Floss are making their mark in Wales Hockey. All are involved in Regional Performance Centres, which is the phase of the Wales programme that takes place at this time of the season. Wales squads are selected from the Regional Performance…Read on
Year 9 violinist, Kurumi , had a fantastic opportunity over the weekend after being selected to take part in a Baroque workshop led by renowned violinist, Rachel Podger. Held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff, the event was organised…Read on
James Hayward (Yr 12) competed for Wales in the Hammer category at the SIAB Schools Track and Field Internationals in Derby last week. The Hammer category is one of the most technical and skillful athletic events. Despite hitting the cage, James still managed a new…Read on