w/c 14 Jan: is week 1

Windtunnel workshop (10 photos)
Last updated: 29-11-2017 at 14:40:31

Earlier in November, 18 budding Young Engineers worked with two Graduate Engineers from Lockheed-Martin in Ampthill to design and build model cars that were as aerodynamically efficient as possible. They also looked at engineering career paths and the kind of projects that Lockheed-Martin are involved in. The car models were tested in a small wind tunnel before the boys had a lecture about the five different types of drag that impact on fast moving objects. They then made an 'improved' version of their car, which was tested again. The most efficient car was 'Blue Streak', with a drag coefficient of 0.056. The designers were Sam C, Tom B and Jamie M-S. The most improved car was 'Motls', which went from a drag coefficient of 1.114 to 0.057. The designers were Henry K, Jacob S and Charlie U.

Kingswood 2017 (10 photos)
Last updated: 29-11-2017 at 12:00:29

Year 7 students enjoyed a four-day activity trip to the Kingswood Centre in July 2017. Here is a selection of photos from the trip.

Summer Ball 2017 (10 photos)
Last updated: 05-10-2017 at 11:11:01

The HBS Summer Ball, held on Saturday 1st July in a marquee in the school quad was a great success, with over 200 tickets sold for the event. Entertainment from 'The Definitive Ratpack' helped things to go with a swing and the Casino and Funny Photo booth were busy all night. The Head Boy and Senior Prefect team worked very hard to sell raffle tickets and raise money, but also had time to join in some of the fun. Our provisional total profit is over £7,000, which is a tremendous sum. Many thanks to all who supported it, and helped with all the arrangements. See you all again in two year's time!

Big Bang Fair 2017 (12 photos)
Last updated: 12-07-2017 at 09:40:59

On 28th June Mr Pearce and Mr Warman took the Young Engineers' Club and the Rocket Club to Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford Campus to visit and compete at the Big Bang Fair 2017. Although neither club won any prizes the judges were impressed by the quality of the presentations and encouraged the boys to pursue careers in engineering. There were a number of exhibitors, workshops and presentations related to STEM subjects and STEM careers and the boys are all now considering STEM careers in the years to come.

Space Centre Visit (11 photos)
Last updated: 04-07-2017 at 12:42:59

On Friday 24th March, 32 KS3 students in the Rocket Club and Young Engineers' Club spent the day at The National Space Centre in Leicester. They had a tour of the Solar System in The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, programmed Mars Rovers and successfully completed a Mars Landing in The Discovery Centre as well as exploring the exhibits and displays in the main part of the Centre.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (11 photos)
Last updated: 31-03-2017 at 11:31:18

The latest school production, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, was performed at HBS just before February half term. Here is a gallery of photos from the performances.

Choir Trip to Italy (17 photos)
Last updated: 23-02-2017 at 12:17:55

This gallery contains photos from the choir trip to Italy, which took place over October half-term in 2016.

Iceland 2016 (16 photos)
Last updated: 08-11-2016 at 12:20:50

Photos from the Geography trip to Iceland in April 2016.

Paris Trip 2016 (11 photos)
Last updated: 07-11-2016 at 12:19:09

At the beginning of the Easter holidays, students in years 8 and 9 went on a five-day trip to Paris. Here are some of the photos of their adventures.

Creative Arts Activities (8 photos)
Last updated: 08-11-2016 at 12:39:28

A selection of photos from music and art department activities over the past year.

Parents' Society Summer Fair (11 photos)
Last updated: 22-09-2016 at 10:07:39

Each June the Parents' Society run a Summer Fair at HBS, raising much-needed funds for school projects. Here are some photos from recent events.