Last week all of KS3 took part in a series of events to celebrate British Science Week. The theme this year was all about ‘Innovating for the future’. During their lessons, Year 7 students spent time designing and creating a model water wheel which could be used to generate electricity for future generations. Year 9 were asked to think about how to solve increasing population food demands by investigating how different coloured filters of light could be used to grow crops and increase the growing season. The week culminated with all students being asked to design their own ‘Innovation for the future’ and present it in poster form. The top 5 entries from all of KS3 will be submitted into a national competition.
Meanwhile, Year 6 Prep students also took part in a series of events. During their lessons, the students were introduced to innovations of our past, present, and future and shown a series of different STEM careers people have gone onto have. At the end of their sessions, Prep students were also tasked with designing their own ‘Innovation for the future’ and present it in poster form. The top 5 entries from all of Year 6 will be submitted into a national competition.