On Thursday 13th July a group of year 8/9 high achieving students took part (for the third consecutive year) in the Berkshire Science and Technology Challenge event hosted by Bracknell and Wokingham College.
During the day students had great fun working with students from other local schools on a variety of STEM challenges:
E-Fit Challenge: using the latest computer software students generated an E-Fit image of a “criminal”.
Medical Diagnostics: students performed a series of tests to diagnose the fictitious Mrs Button’s “illness” including a urine (apple juice!) test and pupillary light reflex test.
Our students were also amazed to learn about how prosthetic limbs operate using electrical impulses from the brain and we were very proud of Chloe for volunteering to be wired up!
Robot Challenge: who can program the robot to navigate a series of obstacles?
Vehicle Challenge: work together as a team to build and race a model motorised vehicle.
Prizes were awarded by a guest speaker, HM Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mr James Puxley.
Alfie Budd and Eleanor Griffith won the E-Fit Challenge and Jasleen Kaur along with two students from Sandhurst school won the overall prize and are through to the South of England Final at King’s College, London later this year.
This is the second time that we have got through to the finals of this event – watch this space to see how well we do in the final.
Well done to everyone who took part.