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JULY 2017

A group of students  recently took part in a challenge day focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.

The Year 8 students took part in an interactive workshop hosted by the Smallpeice Trust which aimed to bring science, technology, engineering and maths to life.

The day was designed to complement the national curriculum by demonstrating the link between the wider world and enhancing the students’ understanding and aptitude for problem solving, creativity and engineering.

“This was a great opportunity for our students,” said Miss Rachel Broadbent, Science teacher.  “As well as being an exciting experience for our students, it was a challenge packed with learning across the STEM subjects.”

Miss Broadbent added “The challenge was based on real life science and engineering challenges to which our students could relate. The day brought many benefits including encouraging personal development including time management, team work, problem solving and social skills, it also was an excellent way of promoting creativity and enterprise skills.”

“Involvement in projects such as this is something which the school is very keen to support,” explained Head Teacher, Mr Alex Hren. “The day provided a challenging opportunity for our students interested in science and engineering and gives them an insight into what it would be like to work in a science/engineering related environment.”

“The project allowed them to develop the valuable transferable skills of team working, creativity, problem solving and time management,” continued Mr Hren.

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