Faraday Challenge Day
We sent two teams to the Faraday Challenge Day, which pushes pupils to use their STEM knowledge, skills and ingenuity in a real-world setting. The Institute of Engineering sets a challenge to meet the needs of an everyday situation and the pupils are judged on their ability to design, cost and build a prototype model that fits the brief. Communication skills are also tested as the teams have to present and talk through their design, and face questioning by the judge!
Our teams of Year 8 pupils rose to the challenge brilliantly, coming first and second in the area heat on Tuesday 28th November. The score achieved by HG Team 1 means that they currently sit in first place across the entire country! It looks likely that their score will sees them finishing in the top five once all the heats are completed, which would allow them to progress to the finals. Watch this space!
Congratulations to both teams.