by Abbey Walker, Year 9
On Friday 21st June we had the opportunity to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We competed in challenges and got points for teamwork, creativity and resilience. The first challenge we had was to build a helicopter, car and sailboat. We had to work in teams to figure out how to make the objects with only pictures. The next challenge we had was to build a tower that would hold a tin of spam. We had to use our knowledge and think about how wide the tower had to be but also how tall.
The next challenge was to build a car that would move by elastic bands. This was a lot more difficult. We decided that if we made our car slimmer at the front, then it would move faster. The last challenge was to build a bridge across two chairs that would hold a tin of spam. We had to use our imagination and think about what makes a bridge durable and sturdy.
This was a very enjoyable experience and I would recommend it to other students. It gave us the opportunity to bond and learn about STEM whilst having an enjoyable time.