In what appears to be one of his final acts before Thursday's Brexit vote, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed TPS alumna Sara Dry as one of three new trustees to the Board of the Science Museum Group. Her term runs from June 2016 to May 31, 2020.
The Science Museum Group is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, medicine, technology, industry and media. With 5 million visitors each year, it consists of Great Britain's Science Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, National Railway Museum, National Media Museum, and National Railway Museum.
Sarah is a writer and historian of science. She received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Sc. from Imperial College London, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.
A long-time TPS tradition is to keep academic and creative juices running during summer break!
Summer assignments are designed for maintenance of skills (preventing “summer slide”), remediation, or preview of content to be explored in the upcoming year. For 8th graders, the summer book report is used in the fall as the basis of the required writing sample for high school admissions.
As usual, we ask that children read and/or be read to for at least 20 minutes each day. In addition, children entering 2nd through 8th grades also have specific summer assignments, some tailored for each individual child and some for the entire grade. The kindergarten teachers have provided some resources for families of incoming kindergarten and first grade students; while there are no specific assignments for our youngest learners, we hope that families spend a lot of time with books this summer!