What Are They Doing In There?

In his many years at St. Conleth’s, Mr. Callaghan  has often drawn the attention of the wider school (and the smoke alarms) while cooking up some science in the school laboratory.  Comparing him to the mythical Dr. Frankenstein is a bit rash, but let us just say that one day last year, after Science class, there was suddenly a new, slightly odd-looking member of 2A  who sat in the back row for a couple of weeks, said little to nothing (therefore, standing out!), and eventually dissolved into a bubbling puddle of protoplasm in the corner of Room 2 (the stain is still there!).  This year, Mr. Callaghan has scaled things back a bit, but he is still creating exciting science!  Recently, he had First Years in the lab to make ‘fake cells’, a simple but still fascinating experiment.  Even more fascinating, was the way Mr. Callaghan got a group of First Years to concentrate for over an hour on a task which did not involve blowing something up, though Mr. Callaghan promises that explosions are definitely on the agenda!