Exploring Eco-Tourism: Persuasive Writing and Decision Making in Geography

Have you ever thought about the impact your holidays have on the places that you visit? Here, our Geography teacher Mrs Barrett explains what her Year 9 group has been working on recently... In Year 9 last term that is exactly what we were considering. At the end of the unit we completed a decision-making exercise to decide whether a new ski resort should be built in Baad, Austria.  Each student took on the role...

World Water Day in Year 5!

Last half term, Year 5 were learning about rivers, leading up to Word Water Day on 22nd March, where the children all wore blue and made pledges about saving water. Here is Mrs Buchannan, their class teacher, to explain what they have been up to... “For World Water Day, we thought about the use of river water, and the treatment of water before it becomes safe for us to drink. In many countries, the flooding...

Gianni Spricht Deutsch! Using German outside the classroom

Congratulations to Net School's Year 8 German student Giannia Mura, who has recently been awarded his Scout's Communicator Badge.  Gianni is studying German with Net School and has also participated in an exchange with his twin town's swimming club, including taking part in twin town swimming competitions.  Being awarded the badge involved completing these tasks in German: Carrying on a simple conversation for about 10 minutes. Writing a letter of around 150 words. After a...

Net School Science this week: Should we bring back Extinct Species?

Before half term, our Year 9 scientists learned about animals that had become extinct and scientific research into bringing them back into existence. Such animals include the Tasmanian Tiger and the Woolly Mammoth.  How do you feel about this?  Is it meddling with nature?  We had some great discussions about this as the mammoth died out due to climate change and natural causes, but the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger - pictured below) was hunted to extinction. ...

Halfway There

Well here we are, officially halfway through our academic year!  At this point it may be worth taking a minute to reflect on the year so far… What have been your strengths and achievements?Is there anything you think you could improve on for the rest of the year?  It’s not too late to pick up those resolutions you might have made at New Year! For some of you there may be the prospects of exams...

Tropical Week in Year 5!

It’s a bit chilly in the UK at the moment, but last week was Tropical Week in Year 5!  Here’s an insight to what they studied from their teacher, Mrs Buchanan; “In our Extreme Earth Geography topic, we looked at the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and the storms that are created there. We learnt about the grades of tropical storm, and that hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are the same kind of storm, but have...

Spanish Speaking Club Update!

So today at Spanish speaking club we had the best turn out yet!  In each of our 2 groups (IGCSE and years 7-9) we spent well over 20 minutes talking animatedly in Spanish about our favourite bands and singers, the instruments we play and our general views on music.  Justin Bieber copped a bit of flak but how fantastic to hear about what music everyone listens to and plays in their free time.  We also...

It's not all work, work, work!

At Net School we believe that having time to pursue our hobbies and interests is just as important as our academic studies because it is enjoyable and beause it contributes to our lifelong learning.  We offer many extra curricular clubs at Net School, recent and current groups being chess and puzzles, coding, Spanish speaking and creative writing. Of course our students also have many exciting offline hobbies! Three of our students have shared their passions...