Miss R. Hooper, Curriculum Leader: Science writes;
On Tuesday 3rd October, Stanborough School hosted its first STEM Family Challenge. Family and friends of Year 8 and Year 9 students joined us for an evening of fun filled, hands-on, STEM based activities where they had the opportunity to compete with other families. It was heart-warming to see so many families working together and having fun along the way.
Laura Wells, 8K writes:
The first part of the evening was all about problem solving and thinking ways around a question. Then we all had a go, with our families and friends, to create a crane.
We used science, technology, engineering and mathematics to build this and had to think about various variables that would affect the overall shape and strength of the crane. We also had to use teamwork and this was a huge factor in the challenge.
“It was a fun experience to make the crane using lots of equipment. It was something different. I can’t wait to try out my new skills!” Alex Selous (8H)
“I’d never done anything like this before and it really took my interest. I hope to be part of more events like this in the future!” Laura Wells (8K)
“It was interesting to find out about how engineering changes our lives.” Jack Hadley (8H)
A joint team of the families of Josh Imafidon (8O) and Ellis Hayes (8B) won the competition for best/most imaginative crane. They were very excited and shocked to be given the prize! Josh Imafidon said “It was fun to challenge the puzzle solving part of the brain we don’t normally use.”