Friday 13th November 2017 saw our first STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and maths) day event for students in key stages 2 and 3.
The main remit of the STEAM event was to create a model that would survive a flash flooding situation. The winner was the cheapest most successful model, with a ground surface area of 100cm2, that survived the flooding.
The children were split into groups within their houses; KS2 together and KS3 children together. By the end of the session, they had created: a plan; scaled, annotated drawings (for the mathematicians); an approximate budget (life skills); a justification (for the writers) as well as a model constructed out of a range of materials (for the builders). To record the cost of their build, students were given a credit card, so they had to try and keep track of their expenditure.
At the end of the day an assembly was held where all of the imaginative creations were tested to see if they fulfilled the brief given.
Well done to all the students involved, there were some very imaginative and sound idea’s demonstrated throughout the day.