There was great excitement in both London and Dorset on Monday evening, 9th September, as Canford took home the prestigious ‘Public School of the Year’ trophy at the annual Tatler Schools Awards
Upper Sixth pupil Jessye Phillips is a passionate environmentalist and was inspired to write this spoken word poem following her attendance at the Extinction Rebellion strikes in London in April and march with XR youth, a fridaysforfuture strike in Exeter in April and most recently the Earth Strike in Bournemouth in September. Jessye gave speeches at the latter two and performed this spoken word poem at the recent school Yellow Hour.
I wanted to speak to you today about the power of groups. It is great to belong to for example, a community or a team and to feel part of something bigger.
It is fantastic to feel connected to other people, sharing things with them, working together for a common goal and enjoying each other’s company. Just take a moment to consider what groups you feel part of. You might feel a strong attachment to the Canford community, a sports team, music group or to your village, county or country.
But there is a darker side to groups. When a population is defined not by the things that bind it together, but by the exclusion of others, then it can become very unpleasant indeed. History provides us with a catalogue of examples of where different groups have been dragged into conflict as leaders have managed to successfully portray some other people as being in some way different, less human and therefore less deserving of rights as those in their own group.
If you read one article about children and technology, we think this should be the one written by our very own Simon Rood, Head of Computer Science.
A personal account of the Red Sea Diving Trip 2019
This research will investigate the evolution of eukaryotic cells.
The aims of this research are to:
i) Investigate how mitochondria and chloroplasts evolved by looking at the endosymbiotic hypothesis
ii) Investigate how eukaryotic nuclei were formed by viral eukaryogenesis
iii) Investigate the outside-in and inside-out hypothesis of symbiogenesis.
The main objective of this report is to find out possible ways of how eukaryotic cells were evolved from prokaryotes and how the different organelles within eukaryotic cells are developed and specialized to perform different functions.
This summer I graduated after an amazing 3 years at the University of Bristol. I remember clearly being so nervous and excited as my parents drove me to Bristol for my first day. There have been ups and downs, but I have had the best time and already miss my university experience. Here are 10 top tips that I wish I had known before starting start university…
The third Thursday in August is awaited with a mixture of eager anticipation and apprehensive dread by all Sixth Form students – A Level Results Day.
It is very important to keep a cool head and make rational decisions on a day of such frenetic activity. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
Now is a great time for women in science, and we see that clearly in biology. Many female biologists have made incredible breakthroughs that have revolutionized modern science in recent times. They come from across the world and range from the conservation works for chimpanzees by Professor Jane Goodall, to the development of harnessing the potential power of the protein CAS9 and CRISPR technology by Jennifer Doudna, not to mention many others - all of whom are worthy of a Nobel prize. However, for the purpose of this essay I have chosen to ‘nominate’ professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz for her seminal work on embryonic stem cells and embryonic development. I am going to be focusing on three of her major breakthroughs, the impacts they have had in the science community, and what they could mean for future development.
Upper Sixth Canfordian Barney Peddie, awarded a Music Scholarship at Bournemouth for September 2019, talks about his future plans.
The current global population of displaced persons exceeds 65 million. These displaced people endure poverty, are at high risk of exploitation and face the denial of fundamental human rights. If I were Secretary-General of the UN for a day, I would attempt to tackle one of the main long-term problems faced by refugees: mental health.