Yesterday, Year 9 students took part in the prestigious Faraday Challenge, organised by Sentinus ( https://www.sentinus.co.uk/ ) to promote STEM in schools. Facilitated by programme leaders Roy and Peter, the task involved creating a prototype device to enhance road safety.
Working in groups, students were assessed on the sustainability and accessibility of their designs, as well as the overall impact on road safety, all of which were presented at the end of the session. With three teams in a dead heat for first place, 9M emerged as overall winners on the basis of their excellent verbal presentation.
Head of Science, Stephen McCormick commented:
"STEM challenges like this are a great way to encourage our pupils to consider STEM as a career pathway, as well as working on their oral presentation skills and working with others. I was very much impressed with the standard of the projects today; there were merits in each of the groups, but in the end 9M were worthy winners. Well done to all students that took part! Many thanks to Peter, Roy and David from Sentinus for a very smooth operation. We hope to see you again next year!"