RAF challenge success for young learners.March 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Llongyfarchiadau! Congratulations to a group of our Year 9 students on their fantastic achievement!
On Wednesday 21st February, 20 Year 9 students visited the Chester University Science & Technology Park, Thornton. They received a warm welcome from Professor Graham Smith, the Dean of Natural Sciences at the University.
Our students were put into teams and took part in activities such as constructing a model eco-friendly house to be tested using the latest infra-red technology, and to design and construct a robotic catapult using motors, gears, lego construction pieces and software via an Apple mac.
There was stiff opposition from schools from North Wales, The Wirral and Liverpool but our students excelled and our teams were judged to have won both challenges.
The day ended with the prize giving and a presentation from Flight Officer J. Nealings who explored the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths opportunities in a variety of industries including the RAF.
This opportunity was led by Mr J Foreman, Alternative Curriculum Co-ordinator, who said ” The students benefited hugely from this trip. They were a credit to the school throughout the day and listened extremely well to all instructions and tasks given to them, da iawn to all involved”