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James Scourse – Antarctica: the front line in climate change

By on Dec 4, 2019 in Blog |

James Scourse attended Nexus and CSMS on Monday 2nd December to deliver a lecture to our students on Antarctica and climate change. James is currently investigating the impact of physical disturbances arising from climate-warming induced deglaciation on benthic communities around the West Antarctic Peninsula. James is due to go on the RRS James Clarke Ross ship on the 29th December 2019 to continue with his investigation. The students were all engaged in the lecture and asked some really interesting questions. James showed a variety of images to show the impact of global warming and climate change in Antarctica.  We would like to thank James for attending our school to deliver this fascinating...

The RSC’s The Taming of the Shrew Screening – The RSC offers a fresh perspective on this controversial play to our students

By on Nov 29, 2019 in Blog |

Nexus Students as part of the workshop Nexus students from Year 9 and 10 attended a very special screening of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. With access to exclusive behind the stage footage and interviews with the main characters and director, the students were able to witness a Shakespeare play come alive on the stage. Students getting ready for the showing In this production, the RSC turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head but making this society a matriarchy instead of a patriarchy. This version of the play explores a world in which women ruled and men submitted to authority. This provides a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. Students in the workshop In addition to the screening, our students were invited to attend a workshop in which the themes of the play were explored and...

Semester 1 co-curricular

By on Nov 25, 2019 in Blog |

This academic year has seen a significant change in the co – curricular programme at Nexus. Students are enrolling on a nine week block four times a year, which is run in line with the semesters at school. For semester 1 on a Monday the students have began their comprehensive development programme. Students have participated in a series of Lectures by the Seal Sanctuary and Professor Paul Russell. In addition the students have either started their 10 week block on First Aid or their Enquiries Based Project where they are learning about the research model as well undertaking their own research under the theme of ‘Mission to Mars’. Students in an academic lecture On a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there are a variety of activities for the students to sign up to. These range from Strategic Chess League in Association with Cornwall Chess, to Camborne Theatre Company in partnership with...