Institute of Physics Network Day

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Institute of Physics Network Day

On Saturday 24 September The Deepings School hosted the 10th annual regional network day for the Institute of Physics in the Science Centre.

Teachers and technicians from all over the region attended to experience a packed programme of events presented by scientists from the Institute.

The day stated with a keynote lecture in the main school Hall from Dr Rob Morris, from Nottingham Trent University, on MRI scanning and unexpected applications of medical imaging.  Delegates then had the opportunity to choose from a series of hour long workshops which took place in the school’s new Science Centre.  Topics included teaching physics through football, making models of particle and linear accelerators, demonstrations on magnetic fields, the e-m spectrum and physics on foot – activities to get students active.  Workshops also focused on the new GCSE practical investigations and Isaac Physics – a new online tool for teachers. 

Representing The Deepings School were our physics teachers Mr Walton, Mrs Su, Mr Randall-Carrick and senior science technician Mrs Barker. 

Throughout the day the Science Centre was abuzz with ideas and innovation as teachers took time from their busy schedules to network and share resources to take back into their classrooms.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event, a magnificent cake was cut by two teachers who had attended all ten conferences and was shared by delegates for their journeys home!  

Headteacher Richard Lord said “Deepings School was delighted to host the 10th annual East Midlands Physics Network Day on Saturday in our state of the art Science Centre.  The Institute of Physics provided an inspirational programme of workshops and I know, from talking to colleagues on the day, how valuable they found this informative training.  I congratulate Helen Pollard and her team from the Institute of Physics on the success of the day and thank them of behalf of all the teachers and technicians who attended from across the region and further afield. “


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