Science Practical Residential Trip

In the Easter holidays, our Head of Maths and Science, Dr Ellie Nalson, met with sixteen Net School IGCSE students in Cambridge for three days of teaching and practical science experiments.

The sessions took place in the laboratories of Cambridge Regional College and consisted of a day of physics, a day of chemistry, a day of biology and an evening trip to the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy to hear a talk on black holes and visit the telescopes.

The students took part in a range of hands on experiments throughout the course. It was great fun to work together to solve practical problems and for our students and their teacher to meet each other face to face!

Student comments:

“I feel as if I really have the technique of the practicals in my head and that it will help me in my real exam. It was really great to have the opportunity to meet the other Net School pupils and I think we got on really well. The visit to the observatory was a real added bonus and the talk about black holes was fascinating.” - Angus

“Personally, what was most intriguing was being able to create something by hand and see it working! I also really enjoyed putting faces to names I've known for a while, for the first time!” - Elana


Net School thanks Dr Nalson for her wonderful organisation of this event and for running such great sessions for the students. We'd also like to thank Cambridge Regional College for hosting us!