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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Week- KS3 Challenges

To celebrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Week, students took part in several challenges in their science lessons and at home. KS3 was tasked with designing and building a wind-powered buggy and an earthquake-proof structure out of everyday materials, understanding the engineering and physics involved in doing so. KS4 designed and built catapults where power and accuracy were judged. Once again, aspects of STEM were needed and an understanding of the role of engineers was explored. Also, years 9 and 10 have spent several weeks producing science fair projects with the theme of ‘space’ – their current topic in their science lessons. They presented these to the school community where hundreds of votes were cast (link to photographs of the projects can be found on the website and via Teams and winners to be announced shortly).

Well done everyone and happy STEM Week!

For more information about how to get involved in STEM activities, please see your science teacher.