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Solids, Liquids and Gases

Manchester University Phd. Chemistry graduates joined Lord Derby Academy for the afternoon and brought with them a series of demonstrations involving dry ice (carbon dioxide), oxygen, and liquid nitrogen. As well as turning solids and liquids into gases, they also turned gases into liquids, and had lots of fun with balloons, bangs and bottle-rockets. The […]

Operation Christmas Child 2016

LORD DERBY ACADEMY TEAMS UP WITH BLACKLOW BROW PRIMARY AND THE HUYTON UNITED RERORM CHURCH TO DONATE TO THE CHARITY SAMARITANS PURSE—OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2016 Once again Operation Christmas Child has been a huge success this year with a record number of boxes, 510 in total, being donated to the appeal.  Lord Derby Academy teamed […]

Remembrance day

The Humanities Department lead assemblies for Remembrance focusing specifically on the Battle of the Somme.  War is often defined through statistics so the theme of the assembly was ‘You’re only a number’. Below are some the numbers in question: It is a 100 years since the Battle of the Somme A World War One soldier […]

8 Pupils offered a British Mensa membership

Mensa IQ Testing In the summer term, 30 of our most able key stage 3 pupils were selected by their subject teachers to take a Mensa IQ test. British Mensa is an organisation which has more than 20,000 members from all walks of life with IQs in the top 2%. IQ stands for intelligence quotient, […]