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Technicians enjoyed a CPD day at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls.

Published: 19 July 2022

Earlier this month, secondary school science technicians gathered at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls for a Technician Day, organised by Mike Roberts – physics technician at the school.

These CPD events were previously held as part of the Ogden Trafford Partnership in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and have now been re-launched, post-pandemic, as the partnership continues in its legacy phase.

The programme for the day allowed delegates to share ideas, advice and expertise, and there were superb tips and discussions – using heat shrink to protect neodymium magnets from shattering; seeing if auto-ranging digital multi-meters might be a successful option for many GCSE classes. In the afternoon session, the technicians took part in a ‘make and take’ – dextrous soldering produced a tidy potential divider circuit box for diode characteristics.

Melissa Lord, Ogden Regional Rep for the north-west, attended the day: “It was lovely to welcome new schools as well as old partnership schools, showing that even in the legacy phase, Ogden support for physics in schools can grow.”

adults at desks in a lab soldering

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