Earlier in the year the children in Year 5 took part in a fantastic in school STEM day. Part of the morning involved a competition and today our winning pair visited Qinetiq, in Malvern, to compete in the finals. Each pair from the competing schools was given some Knex and a magnet and were asked to plan, design, build and test a device for sorting three types of recyclable material (steel, aluminium and plastic). The children had one hour to complete their design and then, while the judging was taking place, they were invited to visit the Mazak exhibition, which included parts of an aeroplane engine and programmed laser cutters.
The children had a wonderful morning and came back to school with goodie bags of badges, stickers, pens and a frisbee, and full of enthusiasm for being the Qinetic engineers of the future!
Thank you to STEM and to Qinetic, and to Mrs Chatterton, for taking the children to the event.