After exploring the science behind nuclear fission and radiation (including some hands-on fun with cloud chambers and Geiger counters), students took part in a history forum in which they considered the different perspectives on the British nuclear testing that took place at Maralinga in the late 1950s and early 1960s. While year 10s were assessed for ACARA history, year 11s had an opportunity to develop and seek feedback on their personal and social capability through taking on a mentoring role, providing peer feedback, and facilitating the forum discussions; it was great to see so many students so highly engaged and supporting each other so actively! This week, we have started our exploration of the 1957 Disneyland episode ‘Our Friend the Atom’. Students will use this text as part of their English assessment task, with the option to compare this to another text, or to draw inspiration from it for their own creation. It will be great to see what they come up with!