Determined not to let this year go out with a whimper, John O’Gaunt School’s penultimate week was a celebration of Visual Arts and Technology. The whole school got involved in a different sort of bubble – one of industry, excitement & innovation!
The week got off to an explosive start with the sparks of invention literally flying. Year 7s used their STEM skills to design, build and race rocket cars, inspired and assisted by Teaching Interns from the Excalibur Academy (numbering neuroscientists, mathematicians, engineers and robotics experts among them). Team 'F1 Mobile' won, and were heard to say ‘who knew Newton's 2nd Law of Motion would be so much fun?’ Another fun fact of the day, appreciated by all, was that Tesla CEO, Elon Musk learned how to build rockets by reading books and that, on average, Chief Executives read around 60 books a year. Reading is power, & rockets!