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Dr Eleni Bohacek visits St Gregory's

On Monday 11 July, Dr Eleni Bohacek visited St Gregory’s to talk about her work as a research fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA).

In her talk, aimed at encouraging girls into STEM, a group of students from Year 9 and 10 listened to Dr Bohacek explain how her work looks at the geology of Mars in order to understand the planet's history of climate change, liquid water and potentially life.

Showing pictures taken on the surface of the planet, she illustrated how research shows there would have been liquid water on the surface of Mars in the past, but that it is now completely inhospitable to human life. Dr Bohacek went on to explain that by studying Mars, lessons can be learnt that will help us to understand climate change on earth today.

The insightful and fascinating talk was well received by the interested students and Dr Bohacek encouraged the girls to keep following their interest in Science and STEM. She went on to explain that numerous opportunities are within their grasp and are all achievable with hard work, perseverance and resilience.

Dr Bohacek studied Earth Sciences at University College London (UCL) and completed her masters and PhD at the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems. Her PhD thesis was about the stereo camera systems of the ExoMars 'Rosalind Franklin' Rover.

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.


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St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.