Head's Newsletter 18 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 nd May the Mighty Tiffin EES team presented their project to assessors from EES and BP. They had been working for six months on a project of “The Forecourt of the Future”. This was looking at what fuel stations may look like in 2035. They took this idea and extended it to look at induction charging for electric vehicles on the move. They have worked hard on this over the last few months building models to demonstrate the concept as well as learning the physics of induction charging, building charging coils and building a circuit board as part of the overall modelling for the project. The Assessors were extremely impressed with their efforts and they had numerous compliments from the many BP engineers who visited their stand to ask questions and find out about their project ideas. This hard work resulted in them being awarded the prize for “Outstanding Contribution to Business” which was awarded for only the second year (the first year prize going to Tiffin also). One of the assessment team summed up their efforts as follows: “There was some tough competition out there – some very good projects, however it was a general consensus amongst the judges that your project came out top in every department. “ The team of Magnus Handley, Chris Abraham, Jamie Krammer, Hemanth Veluru, Hritish Joshi and Will Noble are congratulated on this outstanding achievement (pictured top right).

Four year 8 students from Tiffin travelled to UCL on the 29 th March for the Salters Festival of Chemistry, which is an analytical competition run in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry. The boys were competing against teams from 24 other schools around London including Haberdashers and RGS to work out who had committed a theft. The task was a series of analyses and a cryptic code, the results of which were used to deduce who had perpetrated the particular crime. The challenge lasted about two hours. The team were judged on safety and teamwork as well as the completed report. The Tiffin team beat all others to win this competition. This is a highly prestigious and well-recognised competition and congratulations are due to the team of Oliver Cheung, Francis Gorniak, Ojas Gulati and Oran Sloan.

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