Once again, the submissions for this year’s Volcano Model Project from Year 9 students have been absolutely OUTSTANDING! The Geography department are in agreement that the standard is as high, if not higher, than it has ever been – we don’t know how they do it! This year, we feel the students have really pushed themselves to be as creative as they can. We have had students making volcanoes from papier-mâché, builders foam, modelling clay and of course lots of CAKE! We have also seen the introduction of a knitted volcano and some Lego entries. We are really impressed with the level of detail that the students are going into and would like to thank them for the time and hard work they have put into creating such amazing pieces of work!
Merits and Head’s Commendations were awarded to a large number of entries so the students need to come and check their volcanoes. The staff have also selected their personal favourites and decided on an overall winner…
Overall Winner: We all loved this model by Fatimah-Zahra P, Mariya M and Safiyyah M. The magma chamber is located well below ground level, which many models get wrong. The cutaway section has clear layers, the annotations are detailed and accurate (many models had very brief labels) and finally the cotton wool ash cloud was great! Well done, girls!
Curriculum leader for Geography