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10 May 2019

Year 7 Trip to Cambridge Consultants
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10 May 2019

Year 7 Trip to Cambridge Consultants

A group of our lucky Year 7s were invited to visit Cambridge Consultants as part of the company’s outreach work. The students all worked hard to participate in lots of engaging activities and were fantastic ambassadors for Parkside. These activities were focused around the idea of creating a new product to help someone with the use of only one arm to be able to eat a soft boiled egg. The students did a fantastic job brainstorming some really interesting solutions to problems and identifying the problems a real user would face.

They were put into teams with students from other schools, whom they worked well with and enjoyed meeting. Our students demonstrated confidence and were able to work in teams with other students they didn’t know and were immediately discussing ideas and collaborating well.

A highlight for some of the students was writing a program for a robotic arm. One of our teams did an especially good job at writing a really efficient program. A highlight for others was the food at lunch! All the students also appeared to enjoy the opportunity to try and fool the parking cameras into thinking that they were a car taking up a space in the car park!

A couple of our students volunteered to do their group presentations at the end of the day and both did a great job. One of our team’s ‘Wolf’ project were the overall winners for the day. A congratulations to our lovely Year 7 students and a big thank you to Cambridge Consultants for supporting this great initiative.

22 March 2019

The Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry
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22 March 2019

The Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry

Students from Coleridge and Trumpington took part in The Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge yesterday. They had an enjoyable and very interesting day. They were working really hard to complete two different challenges one set by the Salters Institute and the other one by the University.

Then, they had a lecture about the Periodic Table given by Dr Peter Wothers, the talk was full of bangs and amazing reactions. We finished the day with the prizes and the Coleridge team won second prize for the University challenge between 18 schools!

16 March 2019

Student Sporting Achievements
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16 March 2019

Student Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to one of our Year 8 pupils for her performance in the woman’s junior under 14 rowing squad for the Rob Roy rowing club. Her team won the eastern region category and came 5th overall out of 47 boats from across the UK. They will now represent the Eastern Region at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at the end of April.

We are very proud of Louis Byrne, Year 10 student, for his fantastic performance in the National Arena Swimming League B Final! The event was covered by the Cambridge Independent: http://bit.ly/2JjDXUS

 

12 March 2019

Roy Burrell Awards 2019
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12 March 2019

Roy Burrell Awards 2019

We attended the Roy Burrell sports awards yesterday evening. It is an evening that recognises sporting achievements at the highest level in our local district.

We had 13 students from Coleridge and Parkside representing the Partnership that were awarded a medal for their efforts, as they are county standard or above in their sport (Korfball, football, Rugby, Athletics, Basketball and Leadership). We are all very proud of them!

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Who we are

Parkside is an outstanding school.  Our aim is for all students to make excellent academic progress, to engage fully in school life, and to become well-rounded and caring individuals. We are relatively small communities of learners, which means that all students are known and looked after. Students and staff have close relationships based on high expectations and mutual respect.

Parkside’s GCSE results are among the very best in the region for both attainment and progress. They are also at the top in comparison with other similar schools nationally. Almost all students go on to their sixth form centre of choice.

Maureen Su
Head Teacher

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