Senior scientists awarded for project work

Senior students have gained a nationally-recognised qualification, after taking part in a specialist after-school science and maths club.

The CREST Discovery Award is part of a scheme of the British Science Association’s flagship STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programme for young people in the UK.

Our students completed five hours of work to make a sustainable wind turbine that could lift weights from the floor to bench height.

Head of Science, Mrs Fletcher said:  “The children worked well throughout, coming up against challenges along the way but having to be independent enough to problem-solve with only a little adult intervention.

“They showed great team work, enthusiasm and endeavour and all succeeded in their individual and group tasks.

“A special mention should also go to science and maths subject leaders, Mollie-Ann Hardy and Oliver Singer, who supported the students throughout, giving them only gentle hints and encouragement.”

Mrs Fletcher would also like to thank Head of Maths, Mr Harris, who ran the club alongside her.

The pupils now have the opportunity to move up to the bronze, silver and gold award, which are acknowledged by sixth forms and employers as they require up to 30 hours of work.