Miss R. Hooper, Curriculum Leader: Science, writes:
On Thursday 8th March, Stanborough was a host school of the IET Faraday Challenge. The Faraday Challenge is a national competition where teams of Year 8s from schools across the country compete to solve an Engineering problem. Unfortunately, the details of the challenge are currently a secret (other schools across the country are yet to participate and any clues may give them an advantage!) But what we can share is that we were joined by teams from Monk’s Walk School and Sherradswood. The groups across all schools did a fantastic job working in teams and utilising their STEM knowledge. We would like to congratulate the team from Sherrardswood who won the event on the day but would like to congratulate all teams for their hard work and creativity.
The event was sponsored by Arconic, an Engineering company in Welwyn who produce aerospace and defence parts. We were very fortunate to have three engineers from Arconic volunteer their time as STEM Ambassadors to support the teams and passing on their expertise and enthusiasm for engineering.
‘I enjoyed having the chance to do engineer’s work and work with successful engineers.’ Hanif Chowdhury, 8K
‘I enjoyed being able to work as a team and enjoyed putting our scientific minds together to accomplish great things.’ Laura Wells, 8K