Year7 Faraday Challenge on the 3rd April. Thursday 3rd April and we were lucky enough to host the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge. Rebecca from the IET came to the School and challenged 36 Year 7 pupils to design and make a rocket and a means of transporting it 3 metres to the launch site.Everybody worked incredibly hard, exploring electrical circuits, gear ratios, and forces to arrive at their final design. The “shop” was open for the purchase of components as each team started with a fixed amount of money.Judging took place at about 2.00 pm and Rebecca had an extremely hard job with this, the first three teams only having a point between them, and only four points separating the remaining three teams.The judging criteria took into account all factors of the competition: Planning, Creativity, Accountancy, Teamwork, Presentation, and Function.
Sadly, there could only be one winning team comprising of: Cora Betts, Maciej Cudowski, Emily Gibson, Alex Lander, and Jakub Szmidt. However Sophie Chant from one of the other teams was awarded a special prize for outstanding quality of work throughout the day.
Each winner walked away with Amazon vouchers worth £20.00 and a plaque which will go into the School
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