GDST Events

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Here is a summary of the GDST-wide events and activities currently scheduled for 2015-2016. For more information on each, please click on the links to visit the relevant area on the GDST's website.

Sports rallies and activities

Organised annually by the Trust Sports Association throughout the year and for a range of ages and stages.

Maths conference *NEW*

On Wednesday 7 October 2015  - hosted by Mathematics Institute in Oxford for Juniors (Year 6)

Ashcloud Apocalypse GIS event

From 16 to 20 November 2015 and organised by Raphael Heath, Head of Geography at The Royal High School, Bath. Nearly 30,000 students from over 280 schools worldwide are registered to participate, including many GDST schools and academies. Based on a simulation of a mega volcanic eruption, students will examine the risks where they live, learning about the geography of disaster risk mapping. Details at:

App Challenge *NEW*

Ongoing for Sixth Form, Seniors & Juniors. 35 entries were received from girls in Years 6-11 at the end of the summer term, and ten projects were chosen to proceed to the next stage. The teams who designed the shortlisted apps are being interviewed by the judges to decide on the top three. The final showcase event is on Friday 20 November 2015 at the BT Tower.

Creative writing competition 

Schools will be sent information in mid-November. Deadline for entries 15 January 2016. For Sixth Form, Seniors & Juniors.

Digital Leaders’ conference 

Tuesday 26 January 2016, hosted by South Hampstead High School. For Sixth Form, Seniors & Juniors (Years 5 to 13).

Young musician and young vocalist 

On Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 February 2016, hosted by Wimbledon High School. For Seniors & Sixth Form.

MFL Festival 

On Friday 4 March 2016, organised by Sutton High School and hosted by Putney High School. For Seniors (Years 7-10)

Chrystall Prize for public speaking final 

On Friday 4 March, hosted by Notting Hill & Ealing High School. For Seniors (Year 11).

3D Printing Challenge *NEW*

On Thursday 10 March 2016, hosted by Northampton High School. For Juniors, Seniors & Sixth Form. Organised by Richard Martin and the ICT team, students will have the opportunity to learn about the potential of 3D printing in education and industry. In advance of this conference there is a 3D design competition.

Oxbridge Conference 

During the first or second weekend of July 2016, for Sixth Form (Year 12).

Multitude arts festival *NEW*

From Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 July 2016, hosted by Ipswich High School. For Seniors (Year 9).