Impact on 2015-2016. Innovation portfolio

Whenever we look back to a previous school year we realise how much has been done and how exciting facing new challenges has been. A school design should never be finished. The innovation portfolio just published and presented during the welcome meetings is the proof. Here is the link on issue in case you wish to have a look to its digital version.

Our ongoing school project, as well as any innovation we implement, is designed to help the students feel at home, learn to learn, and be ready to face any challenge they might find in their future lives.

Welcome to a new school year. All the projects collected in this innovation portfolio will continue to evolve and build the global independent education our students deserve.

 

St. Peter’s student, Àlex Gonzalez; youngest student to participate in the Humanoid Robots National Competition (CEABOT 2016)

 

The complete Humanoid Lab team, from CSIC-UPC. The junior students Àlex Gonzàlez and Martí Zaera, together with the senior ones, Laia Freixas and Alejandro Suárez.

The complete Humanoid Lab team, from CSIC-UPC. The junior students Àlex Gonzàlez and Martí Zaera, together with the senior ones, Laia Freixas and Alejandro Suárez.

At the beginning of this month, Alex, together with a student from 1st Bachillerato from another school, participated in the CEABOT 2016 as members of the junior team trained by the “Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial” (IRI), a mixed centre CSIC-UPC.

They were one of the youngest teams ever presented to this competition. Being only in 3rd of ESO, Àlex had the opportunity to show his knowledge and skills in robotics to postgraduate students from Spanish universities. The junior team from IRI, coordinated by the PHd student from UPC, Gerard Canal, demonstrated that robotics can be learned and introduced at early ages to foster scientific aspirations.

Alex came back from the competition proud of their work and outcomes: “Since the first day I went to work with them I knew it was going to be a hard experience. We had to make a humanoid robot with the ability to walk, climb stairs, read QR codes and fight. It was tough and stressful and we had to face a lot of difficulties. We worked intensely to try and present the robot the best way possible. But the hard work was worth it, the important thing wasn’t the placement, it was the experience and all the learning behind it.”

The senior team from the Humanoid Lab, trained at IRI, who attended the contest won this prestigious national competition.

Scholarships For Excellence 2016-17. Announcement of Award

For the St. Peter’s Scholarship Committee it is a great pleasure to announce that finally Marcel Morillas Rozas is the student awarded with the 2nd edition of Maria Rosa Culell Scholarships for Excellence. Marcel will be starting Pre-U 1 next Monday together with their new classmates and is looking forward to face this challenge.  Born in Torres de Claramunt, he is a passionate music player and has studied in the IES Molí de la Vila, in Capellades.

As one of our first grant recipient said, Marcel also thinks that these scholarships “are an opportunity. Daring to face the challenge is just the beginning”. So, let’s start! Welcome to St. Peter’s School, Marcel.

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Josep M. Ginjaume welcomed Marcel to St. Peter’s before the beginning of the school year

This school year the grant honors our former pupil, Sean Hartnoll. Hartnoll is today Professor in Physics at Stanford University and is specialised in black holes.