May 12, 2023

Newbridge School's After-School Science Club

Our Science Club has been busy with exciting experiments recently, captivating the curiosity of the students involved. The club's latest session focused on the process of orange oil distillation, allowing our students to discover scientific exploration. 

Held after school hours, the Science Club offers an opportunity for students from all year groups to further cultivate their passion for science. Led by Miss Batchelor, the club serves as a platform where budding scientists can engage in hands-on experiments and expand their scientific knowledge in a fun and interactive environment. 

During the latest Science Club meeting, students had the unique chance to participate in the intriguing process of orange oil distillation. This experiment not only showcased the practical applications of scientific concepts but also encouraged critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork among the participants. 

Orange oil distillation involves extracting essential oils from orange peels through a process of heating and condensation. Under Miss Batchelor's guidance, the students actively took part in every step, from the preparation of the orange peels to the distillation process itself. The experiment enabled them to understand the principles of distillation, including the separation of substances based on their boiling points. 

The Science Club prides itself on being open to students of all year groups, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to explore their scientific interests. Those interested in joining the club are encouraged to contact Miss Batchelor. 

As a school, we strive to provide a supportive and engaging environment for our students, so they can succeed academically, and explore their passions. Through initiatives like Science Club, we are committed to empowering our students to become active learners and develop a deep appreciation for the wonders of science.