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Aspiration Fridays

8th March 2019

Over the last few weeks, students have had two more talks in the Aspirational Friday series, firstly on oceanography from Cleo Jongedijk (Imperial College, London), and secondly on engineering from Lucy Newman (Mott Macdonald, Cambridge).  These are the most recent of our lunchtime bimonthly talks from outside speakers about a range of different topics, with the aim of engaging as many students as possible. 


Last half term, I went to an aspirational talk on how plastic is polluting the seas.  We learned how and why it has happened and how to stop it.  It was really interesting as we learned cool facts like how 1,000 plastic Wembleys are under the sea level.  However, the most important thing was how we could stop/reduce our plastic production drastically.  Simple things could seriously help – using recyclable materials and throwing away less plastic.  It seems little but if many people started doing this it would save so much wildlife.

By Kabir (7B)


I learned in the engineering talk that there are loads of types of engineers, such as:

  • Music engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Mechanical engineers, and others.

I also learned from Lucy that you need to try your best in what you are doing, and if you don’t succeed, try again!

By Daniel (7M)

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