STEM Challenge Day for Year 9’s

STEM Challenge Day for Year 9’s

On Monday 24th June, 60 students from Year 9 took part in a STEM Challenge day to design and build a model aircraft hosted by Glyn Marsh from The Smallpeice Trust.

The ‘Road to Riat’ challenge took students on an inspiring journey into the world of STEM.

Practically exploring the physics of flight through concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, our students were given the challenge to design and construct an aeroplane that could travel the furthest distance in the air. The planes were powered by a propeller mechanism and the fuselage was constructed out of balsa wood.

Congratulations to our winning team – Teddy B, Eva G, Seb N-S, Giles O, Zac H-P and Dante J-R. Their aircraft flew the furthest of all the aircrafts by a considerable distance! Congratulations to you all.

We would like to say a big thank you to Glyn from The Smallpeice Trust for providing this opportunity and to Mrs Radford-James, Head of Science for organising the event for our students.

The Smallpeice Trust is supported by a wide range of national and international companies, the Armed Forces, Institutions, Livery Companies, educational and other charities, and universities. Other Smallpeice partners include arm ltd, Babcock International Group, E.ON, Leonardo, HS2 Ltd, Jaguar Land Rover, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Lockheed Martin, National Cyber Security Centre, National Grid, National Nuclear Laboratory, RAF, Shell, Siemens, Tomorrow’s Engineers and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

Photos from the day can be viewed below: