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The latest issue of our 6th formers guide to summer activities

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    Summer 2014


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    Welcome to the Time Out magazine 2014! Inside this magazine there is an endless supply of fun things to do this summer relating to all of your

    favourite subjects to ensure you will not be bored during the holiday! Eight weeks is a long time, so

    it is easy to run out of ideas of what to do each day, but not with this magazine! The activities, exhibitions, workshops and museums on offer

    range from visits to the Houses of Parliament to making slime! We hope you enjoy doing all of the exciting activities this magazine offers and you all

    have a fantastic summer!

    Best Wishes,

    Croydon High Sixth Form

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    4 Politics

    5 English

    7 Biology

    9 Physics

    10 Chemistry

    11 Maths

    12 Drama

    13 Art

    15 Music

    16 Latin

    17 Religious Studies

    18 Geography

    19 History

    20 French

    21 Spanish

    22 German

    23 Physical Education

    24 Loose Ends

    29 Summer Reading List

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    Here are three ways to further your interest in politics during the summer holidays:

    Visiting parliament

    Although it is necessary to book well in advance (through your local MP) to have a free guided tour, it is perfectly possible to turn up and listen to debates in the Commons or Lords chambers, or see committees in action in the various committee rooms. You would need though to go to the House of Commons before MPs start their holiday (or recess to use the official term) on 22nd July and the House of Lords before 30thJuly.

    Visiting the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court sits almost opposite the Houses of Parliament in the old Guildhall building on Parliament Square. In 2009 it took over the role of the UKs highest court of appeal from the House of Lords. Unlike the Houses of Parliament, it is open all year round; it is very welcoming to visitors, of whom there are not usually a great number, and there is plenty to see even when the court is not in session.

    Visiting Croydon Council

    The council has a number of meetings in July, details of which can be found here http://bit.ly/1sqEuoW. They are all open to the public (though probably best to check just before going) and are held in the Town Hall on Katherine Street.

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    The 4th AUGUST 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

    To honour this occasion, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy asked a number of poets to choose a poem or piece of text written during the war and to write their own poem in

    response. Duffy herself chose The Send-off by Wilfred Owen and wrote An Unseen in response.

    We are launching a poetry writing competition based on this idea.

    What do I have to do?

    Find a piece of text [or photograph] written during the war 1914-1918. This could be a poem, or lyrics of a song, or a piece of prose ( part of a document or letter or newspaper article perhaps). You could find something by:

    reading poetry anthologies

    Wilfred Owen

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    looking in newspapers and magazines watching TV programmes

    visiting museums browsing websites

    interviewing family or friends (you might have some personal family material, perhaps a letter from a relation or a photograph)

    There will continue to be a lot of media coverage of the anniversary over the summer which will give you plenty to think about.

    Think about your chosen text and use it as a starting point or inspiration to write your own poem.

    When do I do this?

    You have the whole of the summer to work on this. Completed entries should be handed to any member of the English or History department by FRIDAY 12 SEPTEMBER.

    What else do I need to know?

    Your poem may be in any form. There is no word limit.

    Your poem should be word processed. Put your name, form [2014-2015] and house on your entry.

    Attach a copy (a photocopy is fine) of your stimulus text to your poem and hand in both. Every entry will gain a point for your house. Winning entries will gain further house points and /or prizes.

    We hope to publish winning entries in the school magazine.

    Some possible sources of research:

    Imperial War Museum; The British Library; The First World War Poetry Archive:

    www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit ; BBC History: www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/ww1 ; http://www.1914.org/

    Your chance to see Arthur

    Millers famous play The Crucible at the Old Vic this summer until Saturday 13th September.

    This is especially relevant for current Year 9s who will be studying the play at the beginning of Year 10 and for the Year 10s who are writing about this for their coursework.

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    Books about Town 2 July - 15 September 2014

    Books about Town is coming to London this summer! Find all 50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate Londons literary heritage and reading for enjoyment.

    Go to the website to find out more - http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk/

    Can you identify these books?

    Get out on the Books about Town trail and take a picture of yourself on your favourite bench ready to show us at school next term. House points for photos and prizes for the best!

    Calling all artists, readers and explorers - a fabulous, fun activity in London this summer!

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    The Science Museum is an obvious choice it has loads of exhibits but does have a temporary exhibition on 3D printing at the moment: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/exhibitions/3d_printing_th


    The Natural History Museum also is well worth a visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/

    The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is a good day out for younger girls especiallythere is an Extremes exhibition on at the moment that you have to pay to visit (how animals are adapted to survive in extreme habitats) but the rest of the museum is free!


    Discover how innovators use 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life. The exhibition display includes an explosion of over 600 printed objects, revealing how 3D printers inspire creativity and ground-breaking design.

    Enter a life-sized African termite mound and learn more about these useful, but sometimes destructive, insects. In the tropics, termites help recycle soil and create habitats for other species. It is said they can destroy houses. Termite mounds can be up to 9 metres high and extend many metres underground.

    Get up close to some extreme animals, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel, or see how much fat you have compared to a seal in our new exhibition showing how animals are adapted to survive in extreme habitats

    Fascinating places to visit this summer for Biologists

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    Bethlem Royal Hospital (close to home but still medical)

    One of the world's oldest hospitals for the care and treatment of people with mental health problems, now houses a facility with art and historical collections of interest and importance to the field of mental health. Archives, drawings by famous artists with mental health problems and the statue of "Raving and Melancholy Madness" are just some of the pieces on display. Open Mon - Fri 9:30 - 17:00.


    Anaesthesia Heritage Museum in London

    The collection consists of 2000 objects relating to the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. The museum houses a library, some instruments and biographies and an archive for research, with talks and tours available. Open Mon - Fri 9:30 - 17:00 (appointment recommended.) Admission is free http://www.medicalmuseums.org/Anaesthesia-Heritage-Centre/

    The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons may be of interest to Biological Historians!

    The Hunterian Museum collections have been brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters including the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). They are a fascinating mix of human and animal anatomy and pathology specimens, wax teaching models, surgical and dental instruments as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian

    Kew Gardens where you can see plants from around the world and there is a Plantasia exhibition about the life enhancing power of plants:


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    Fun, free experiments that you can try at home!

    If you enjoyed doing these experiments, visit the website www.physics.org to find more exciting experiments you can do yourself! Also keep up with physics in the news and all the fascinating discoveries being made all the time!

    Also be sure to visit to The Mind Museum! If you're looking for unique, fun and memorable learning experiences pay the Mind Museum a visit to experience Mind-Boggling Fun this Summer

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    The National Gallery

    Making Colour, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery. From sparkling minerals to crushed insects, learn about the surprising materials used to create pigments and the incredible journeys made by artists in their pursuit of new hues

    Journey from lapis lazuli to cobalt blue, ancient vermilion to bright cadmium red, through yellow, orange, purple and verdigris to deep green viridian in a series of colour-themed rooms. Finally, enter a dazzling central room devoted to gold and silver.