Pupils from Year 7 & 8 take part in a Easter Egg Challenge STEM activity day.
On Tuesday 16th March 50 pupils from Year 7 & 8 took part in a Easter Egg Challenge STEM activity day (Science Technology Engineering Maths). Through the activities undertaken pupils were able to improve their creative thinking and problem solving skills as well as enhancing ability in the core subjects of Science and Maths. Pupils had to work as part of a team to solve a number of problems with limited resources.
For example, using only 10 pieces of A4 paper pupils had to construct a device for holding a column of house bricks. The device had to be a minimum of at least 10cm tall, and be capable of holding at least 5 house bricks. Pupils could use some tape to join the paper together, but it was not to form part of the device.
In a further task pupils had to construct a device to extract Easter Eggs from an egg prison using only a piece of string, sellotape and 6 sheets of paper. The added incentive of winning chocolate eggs helped pupils produce a range of creative solutions.