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21/10/21

Retweetd From Restore The Music UK

Grateful thanks to Craig Terry of for the magnificent Concert Grand Model D. The glorious piano was centre stage at our 2021 gala, alongside the brilliant who wowed with his performance & our young friend from . https://t.co/aZl3Qxsi1f

13/10/21

Celebrating integrity and humanity with presentations from Patrick Hutchinson and our wonderful sixth formers https://t.co/lYVUGTZekr

06/10/21

Click below to see our first newsletter of the academic year: https://t.co/OSayKIn7HJ

24/08/21

Delighted to welcome more than 150 Y7 students to our summer school. A brilliant way to start your new school! https://t.co/RO6pT6PK6z

10/08/21

Congratulations to our amazing year 13 students for their hardwork over the the last two years. We wish you the best of of luck in your future endeavours. https://t.co/F9DtDMdU4K

04/08/21

Full story of our recent award as a World Class School! https://t.co/14qL2pYu0y

08/07/21

Congratulations to Daniel Falode who has been called up the U20 GB team at the European Champions in Tallinn

28/05/21

Congratulations to Daniel Falode (Yr 13) for securing a place at Harvard College. https://t.co/jWJfB4neY3

24/05/21

Retweetd From Cray Wanderers Community Scheme

Did you know we teach 🤺? Fencing is an Olympic sport but not many young people get a chance to experience it, so we are pleased to be delivering fencing sessions to Year 8 students at . Get in touch to find out how your school/college can benefit. https://t.co/HYBrc2wvle

01/03/21

We’re delighted to welcome students back from Monday 8th. Come along to our online presentation tomorrow night and hear about all our plans including covid testing. Invites will be text out tomorrow

05/02/21

Congratulations to Bisola, David, Naz, Nicholle & Soraya in Year 13 for being runners up in the group category for this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out their performance here https://t.co/mCWrBTrNZl

05/02/21

Congratulations to Soraya in Year 13 for winning the solo performance in this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out her performance here https://t.co/HMdYwSjbpc

02/02/21

Thanks to for hosting a 'Real News' webinar with our Year 10 students. We learnt some interesting ways to verify facts and challenge misinformation.

29/01/21

Check your inboxes today for our first newsletter including the lowdown on all things MS Teams, reasons to be cheerful and another chance to offer us your feedback on virtual school. Have a great day

18/01/21

KS3 parents: come and join us tonight at 6pm to hear about the plans for our refined virtual school. We’d also love to hear your thoughts about what we could do to improve. Invites have been texted out. See you there

05/01/21

We’re sorry to hear that things have been difficult today and I apologise if our communication didn’t land well. Get in touch on our info@ email and we can look at how we can help

04/01/21

We know there’s a lot to take in following the latest lockdown announcement. We will work through the details tomorrow and communicate to all families as soon as possible. Stay safe.

15/12/20

Retweetd From Dan Thorpe

Following the Government’s legal direction, here is an open letter to families in . My main priority has always been children & families across not a courtroom battle with the Government, and I acted based on data that shows rising cases of https://t.co/75N6n00OU9

14/12/20

Tuesday 15th December Update- We will be open to years 10,12 &13

14/12/20

Hi Michael - central government have made their position 100% clear: schools, nationwide, need to remain open. We are simply following that direction.

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Ziggy – A Mars Micro-rover

Description

Modern Mars rovers are large pieces of equipment. The current 'new' rover, Curiosity, is the size of a Mini-Cooper car. This size has a draw back. Rovers of the size of Curiosity, despite the robot arm it carries, cannot access all of the possible sites it encounters. Therefore there are 'missed opportunities' in the mission. Ziggy is designed to fill that gap, by being deployed from a larger 'mother' rover, moving off to access small sites, collecting samples and data then returning to the mother rover to pass on any samples such that they may be analysed by the mother rover and pass on data to be forwarded to Earth.

Ziggy is controlled by a PICAXE micro-controller 28X1 Picaxe chip on a AXE020 project board. Ziggy has an ultrasonic range finder to allow it to navigate and avoid major hazards.

Ziggy has an interchangeable payload/science system called 'SPIDERS' (Science Package Instruments and Detectors) that allow the payload to be mission selected. We have SPIDERS that will allow us to retrieve soil samples, map exposures and send a probe into 'caves' through some of the skylight formations that have been detected on Mars.

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Competitions and appearances

  • Big Bang Near Me London Regional winner 2013
  • Big Bang at the Houses of Parliament 2013
  • Finalist, National Big Bang Fair Final NEC Birmingham 2014
  • Channel 4 'Sunday Brunch' programme 2014
  • STEMNET private exhibition for corporate stakeholders, Science Museum, London 2015

Project Pipeline

The development of Ziggy is listed by prototype, below:

Mk I Ziggy

A simple chassis with wheels driven by two motors, controlled by a set of switches, tethered for control and power.

Mk II Ziggy

First complex chassis - a Perspex monocoque with LED lights, wheels, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a set of switches, tethered.

 This mark was the category winner at Big Bang Near Me.

Mk III Ziggy

First Cab chassis, wheels, LED lights, wheels, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera and power, first SPIDER developed.

Mk IV Ziggy

Second Cab chassis, LED lights, track system, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera, on board power, second SPIDER developed, ultrasonic range finder installed.

This mark was Exhibited at the Big Bang @ Parliament

Mk V Ziggy

Third cab chassis, LED lights, track system, a web cam, powered by electric motors, controlled by a PICAXE board and chip, tethered for camera, on board power, on board re-charger, ultrasonic range finder, third SPIDER developed.

This mark was Competitor at National Big Bang Finals, Appeared on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, Exhibited at the Science Museum

 

 Ziggy requires funding to allow further development.

Further marks of Ziggy will have:

  • An aluminium plate Hull
  • Improved and more versatile SPIDERS
  • Wireless camera
  • ERF/URF radio link for wireless reprogramming
  • 3D printed and then aluminium water cut tracks
  • Improved drive motors and gearboxes

Estimated cost for these enhancements:

£600.00